Florian Graillot

Florian is co-founder and Partner at astorya.vc, a European early-stage / insurance fund launched in October 2017. He has been working in the investment industry for 10 years: investment manager at Affine, a listed property company, investor at Newfund, a tech VC based in Paris, investor at AXA Ventures, a VC fund investing in European insurance startups, and now at astoryaVC. Florian is an engineering graduate from Telecom ParisTech and business school graduate from HEC. He regularly writes and tweets about InsurTech, AI and Startups.

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Insurtech in Europe: 2020 in review

(Editor’s note: this a guest post from Florian Graillot, co-founder and partner at astorya.vc, a European early-stage insurtech-focused fund launched in October 2017.) In 2020, €600m+ was invested in European InsurTech startups, which is a 25% YoY drop from €800€+. Interestingly, COVID-19 had little to do with the drop in funding. The lack of German […]

Listed: every investor that inked a deal with a European insurtech startup or scale-up in 2020

(Editor’s note: this a guest post from Florian Graillot, co-founder and partner at astorya.vc, a European early-stage insurtech-focused fund launched in October 2017.) In 2020, the European insurtech industry remained very active, with over 70 funding deals announced. Interestingly they were quite balanced in terms of maturity: 26 seed deals (<€2m), 31 early-stage deals (€2m-€10m) […]

Insurtech Rising: A pan-European overview of the hottest startups beyond the usual suspects

(Editor’s note: this a guest post from Florian Graillot, co-founder and partner at astorya.vc, a European early-stage insurtech-focused fund launched in October 2017.) The insurtech industry has been growing for years. Sometimes only considered as a vertical of the flourishing fintech space, it even reached a significant milestone a few weeks ago when Lemonade (US […]