Jacqueline LeSage Krause is the Managing Director of Munich Re / HSB Ventures, investing and partnering with innovative companies to develop growth opportunities for Munich Re, including its subsidiaries HSB and ERGO. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors of Trov, relayr, and Augury, and is a Board observer of Slice and Helium.
Jacqueline has more than 20 years’ experience creating the future in companies large and small, as a start-up founder, venture capital investor, corporate innovation leader, and management consultant. Most recently, she led the Innovation Management practice at Jump Associates, a 15 year-old boutique growth strategy and innovation consulting firm.
Prior to that, as VP of Innovation & Corporate Venture Capital at The Hartford, Jacqueline founded the team that invested in start-ups and incubated new businesses, including launching their first vehicle telematics offerings for consumers and commercial fleets, the industry’s first coverage for electric vehicle charging in homes, and IoT efforts in the cold chain and other B2B areas.
In 2011, her team received Global Corporate Venturing’s award for Best Practices in Financial Services for their unique approach to combining investing and incubation. She is an inventor on a number of patents related to new technologies and business models in insurance.
Jacqueline has a particular interest in innovation at the intersection of technology, risk transfer and infrastructure stemming from work early in her career on transportation infrastructure and project finance with A.T. Kearney in the US and China.
Jacqueline holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS Economics from the Wharton School.