“For a startup, working with a CVC provides more than just capital investment,” said Margaret Lim, Managing Director at Amex Ventures. “CVCs are the investment arms of large established organizations – and that has its unique value. For example, Amex Ventures brings the startups we invest in into our internal ecosystem and connect them with various teams across our business to explore partnerships and growth opportunities with our customers.”
Amex Ventures is a corporate venture capital fund founded in 2011 to help American Express’ core capabilities and accelerate efforts in consumer commerce and B2B services. According to Lim, the CVC can invest in companies whose technologies can augment and enhance Amex’s existing capabilities, or companies that can help deliver new benefits and features to its customers.
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Margaret Amex Ventures
“We look at investments as a two-way street,” she continued. “We have the capital that a startup needs, but we also have a customer base that we are always looking for new ways to serve.”
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Name and type of organization:
Amex Ventures, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)
Main fields of investment:
Consumer and B2B Services, Enterprise Capabilities, and Web3
Names of principals/managing partners:
Matt Sueoka, Senior Vice President
Margaret Lim, Managing Director
Kevin Tsang, Managing Director
Year of founding/start of NY operations: 2011</…….