ManchesterStory Group, an early-to-growth stage venture capital firm making investments in companies in InsurTech and adjacent sectors, announced this week that Nicole Gunderson is joining the firm as a Principal on their investment team.
“I am proud and honored to join the outstanding team at ManchesterStory during this incredible period of change in insurance,” said Gunderson in a release. “I have had the privilege to work with many of the leading insurance and financial services institutions and InsurTechs on innovation, adoption and investments in recent years and joining the InsurTech leaders.
Prior to joining ManchesterStory, Gunderson was the Managing Director of the Global Insurance Accelerator, where she was responsible for the overall growth, development, and success of the programs, as well as providing ongoing support to all of the accelerator’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining the GIA, she spent seven years in corporate and investment banking with BMO Capital Markets in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, and five years with Dwolla in multiple capacities, including Vice President of Sales and Strategy.
The creation of this new role coincides with the recent doubling of ManchesterStory’s committed capital through the launch of a second, early-stage, InsurTech-focused fund.
“Nicole is an accomplished and dynamic leader in the InsurTech space, having led the Global Insurance Accelerator for the last four years and worked with dozens of InsurTech startups,” said Dave Miles, Founding Partner of ManchesterStory. “As a senior leader of our seven-member investment team, Nicole will elevate our investment process while further broadening our extensive insurance & technology network.”