XL Innovate Promotes Chris Downer to Principal

By XL Innovate

We’re thrilled to announce that Chris Downer has been promoted to Principal. He will continue to help lead XL Innovate’s venture investments globally into new categories within insurtech, including data and analytics, AI, and new insurance business models.

Since joining XL Innovate in 2016, Chris has focused on insurtech investments in North America, Europe, and Asia, and led due diligence and deal sourcing for the fund. Chris has served as a board observer at Pillar Technologies, an end-to-end environmental monitoring solution for construction sites, as well as Stonestep, which provides microinsurance as a service in emerging markets. He has also contributed to new ideas in the insurance technology industry, regularly speaking at conferences and on podcasts, dispensing the latest in insurtech news via a daily newsletter, and writing articles on the future of the space.

“Chris represents the next generation of venture investors who will help move the insurtech industry forward. He combines an extremely diligent work ethic, expertise in [the field of insurance technology, and the financial modeling and analysis underpinnings to support intelligent investment decisions and help build and scale successful ventures,” said Tom Hutton, Managing Partner at XL Innovate.

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