MS&AD Ventures Inc. ("MS&AD Ventures"), corporate venture capital of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (President & CEO: Noriyuki Hara), has been selected for two awards: the "GCV Powerlist Award 2023", an internationally recognized award related to corporate venture capital (CVC), and the "Seed 100", which selects the world's best seed investors.

  Through MS&AD Ventures’ investment activities, MS&AD Group will continue to enhance the value of customer experience and business productivity, achieve sustainable growth, and enhance corporate value, while adopting new business models that utilize advanced technologies.

1. GCV Powerlist Award 2023

(1) Overview

This award is an authoritative award given by Global Corporate Venturing, a global media company related to CVC, to the top 100 investors out of more than 6,000 companies from around the world once a year.

It is considered to be a great honor to be selected for this award because, in addition to the number of investments and the growth rate of the investee, strategic and leadership factors such as thought-leadership, vision and motivational abilities are taken into consideration.


(2) Awardee: Managing Partner Jon Soberg (

<Jon Soberg’s comment >

I am proud to represent MS&AD Ventures in the GCV Powerlist in 2023 for the fourth year in a row, and we are grateful to GCV for recognizing us. This is a team award that is a result of the hard work of each member of our team.

Our structure and efficient process along with the strong support from MS&AD Group in Japan has enabled us to move fast and execute well globally. I'm incredibly proud of what our small team has accomplished in a very short time since we started in 2018, and we will continue to work to build more value every year.

2. Seed 100

(1) Overview

Business Insider, a well-known online news media in the U.S., selects top 100 from more than 1,600 investors after evaluating the performance of seed investors around the world on 25-categories using a valuation model developed by a seed venture capital firm called Tribe Capital.


(2) Awardee: Managing Partner Jon Soberg (

<Jon Soberg’s comment >

It is such an honor to be listed among some of the best investors in the world, who I respect so much. This award means very much to me personally because of the criteria applied and what it means. By analyzing the growth of investments since the seed round, this award is measuring the value of finding and selecting great investments, and helping portfolio companies grow and succeed.

We work tirelessly to find the best companies and help them in every way we can, and this award indicates that we are doing well in finding and adding value.

<Overview of MS&AD Ventures>

1. Name:    MS&AD Ventures Inc.

2. Location:    Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.

3. Shareholder:    MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.  100%

4. Investment targets:    Start-ups aiming to generate synergies with the MS&AD Group *

* Overseas start-up companies focusing on early-stage (from the late start-up period to the early growth period) in areas such as InsurTech, FinTech, Mobility, Life & Health, Cyber Security

5. MS&AD Ventures website: