MiddleGame Ventures is a Venture Capital firm focused exclusively on early stage financial services innovation. MGV partners have invested approximately $300mm in financial services firms over the past 10 years.
The ability not only to understand the traditional financial services sector but also assess the relative opportunities and challenges across various new and emerging technology-generated business models is an absolute prerequisite for investing in financial services innovation. The MGV team has significant investment and operational experience in the broader financial services sector, as well as deep experience working with entrepreneurs, incumbent financial institutions, and regulators.
These dynamic and complementary skill sets of our team are important given the financial services innovation spans the intersection of two distinct industries, financial services and technology. It is thus critical that investors in this space have the ability to operate across and bridge the differences between legacy financial institutions and technology-focused startups. While the former have a deep institutional knowledge of business dynamics, strong customer relationships and a compliance and regulatory DNA, legacy institutions are less adept at navigating significant technological changes that are upending the financial services marketplace. Conversely, whereas innovators are skilled at leveraging new technological advancements, they often lack the regulatory and compliance culture, customer relationships, and distribution capabilities to quickly and effectively scale their businesses.
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