Matt McElhatten

Munich Re / HSB Ventures

Matt McElhattan is Investment Director for Munich Re / HSB Ventures, the strategic corporate venture arm of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, and its specialty insurance and engineering services subsidiary HSB Group.

Matt has more than a decade’s experience in venture capital. As Investment Director he identifies, invests in and mentors innovative companies with growth potential for Munich Re and HSB Group. With his background he combines the intellectual curiosity of an industrial engineer, the strategic perspective of a management consultant and the pragmatism of a realist who understands the challenge of technology transfer and adoption.

Matt serves on the Board of Directors of mnubo – an IoT data analytics company; InsurTech startup Next Insurance; Super – a company innovating the home warranty industry; predictive analytics firm We Predict, and is a board observer for the insurtech innovator Bought by Many.

Previously Matt was on Chevron’s venture capital team where he led and managed Chevron investments in technologies such as advanced materials, sensors, predictive analytics, industrial IoT, and enhanced oil recovery. In his 11 years with Chevron, Matt completed over 70 venture rounds and was a board observer for Chevron portfolio firms Modumetal, Soane Energy, Apprion, RealityMobile and Sample6.

Prior to Chevron, Matt had business development and strategy roles at several venture backed startups and was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ supply chain practice.

Matt holds a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.