American Family Ventures (AFV) has appointed Dr. Henna Karna as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Karna has held numerous senior-level positions. She is known for her leadership of Google Cloud’s global insurance road map and has held executive positions with AXA, Verisk Digital Services and AIG. An advisor for the CDL-Wisconsin Risk Stream from Creative Destruction Lab, she brings a masters and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts as well as an MBA from MIT.
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AFV Managing Director Dan Reed said that Karna’s “exceptional track record and leadership in technology innovation put her in position to bring next-level perspective to both our work as investors and our mission as change agents and innovation leaders. I look forward to how her expertise and insights contribute to our work with entrepreneurs who are transforming the future of insurance.”
With her extensive experience in technology and innovation, Karna will have the opportunity to deeply impact the growth of AFV’s portfolio companies as well as the digital transformation of its Limited Partners, the AFV statement said. An advisor to Fortune 100 companies, her experience in digital innovation, data analytics, and risk management will be instrumental to identifying disruptive opportunities in and around the field of insurance.
Karna said she chose this opportunity “because the intention of AFV is to truly serve the industry.” She continued: “I look forward to exemplifying that with visionary entrepreneurs and the insurance leaders looking to improve insurance for the customer.”
Karna’s appointment as an Entrepreneur in Residence underscores American Family Ventures’ commitment to nurturing innovation and supporting entrepreneurs who are reimagining the future of insurance. By leveraging Karna’s expertise and insights, AFV aims to continue its mission of identifying and investing in startups transforming insurance from within the industry as well as adjacent sectors.
Source: American Family Ventures