Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

Imagine What's Possible

Are you passionate about helping people spend life living?

Imagine what’s possible when we join forces: the strength and scale of a Fortune 500 company combined with the experience of a successful startup – plus your drive to reimagine the way things could be. Together, we can harness innovation to become the future of financial security.

Our Investments

Focus Areas

In many facets of our lives we’re able to do things that were unimaginable just a few years ago, but important parts of our lives have become less understandable and more difficult. We know people need, want and deserve a different financial future; join us in helping them get there.

Changing Consumer Preferences

The way in which consumers want to engage with their money and plan for their financial future is changing. We seek partners who are developing new products and solutions that empower consumers to take control of their personal finances and lives.

Digital Health Revolution

America is in the early stages of healthcare transformation. As providers and consumers are beginning to have much greater interest in and deeper understanding of healthy outcomes, we seek partners who are shaping the future of health and wellness.

Re-imagining Customer Experience

Financial security has never asked more of people than it does today. Yet as consumers, we expect easier and better from the companies we choose to engage with. We’re looking for partners who are developing tools and platforms to deliver the experience clients need, want and deserve in the present and the future.

Transformational Analytics & Technologies

As customers continue to move toward digital experiences, we know the immense power that new technologies and enhanced analytics can provide to improve customer engagement. We look to invest in and partner with companies that are bringing new capabilities to market.

A Better Financial Future

Why Us

Our goal is to help you achieve yours so that together we can create a better financial future for more people. We’re different than most corporate venture capital partners: Northwestern Mutual has a 160-year-old track record of industry-leading financial strength, client-centricity and an entrepreneurial culture, which has not only enabled but driven us to always innovate for our clients. Plus, we know what it’s like to be a start-up because we have successful entrepreneurs on our team. In 2015, we combined forces with LearnVest through an acquisition that began as a strategic investing partnership.


Typically, we begin partnerships through a Series A or Series B investment, but we will consider earlier or later stage opportunities. Our initial investment range is up to $5 million, but we’re most focused on finding the right partners and will consider smaller or larger investments. While our preference is to co-invest, we may consider leading rounds if the partnership is right.

Interested in beginning a conversation? We're always interested in learning about the ideas entrepreneurs are working on.