Jennifer Sanduski, senior associate, Munich Re Ventures, is one of out top 50 Rising Stars in corporate venturing for 2024.

Jennifer Sanduski, senior associate at the German reinsurer’s corporate venturing arm, has a passion for finding solutions to climate change, an interest that led her to taking on an investment role at Munich Re Ventures.

“I view climate change as one of the greatest risks that we face collectively. The deeper that you dig into this area, you see how important insurance is in this equation,” says Sanduski.

Before joining Munich Re Ventures, Sanduski was a principal at Volta Circle, a family office investment firm focused on circular consumption and regenerative systems. She did a stint at the World Economic Forum and was also a senior associate at TAU Investment Management, an investment and advisory firm focused on transforming global supply chains.  

At Munich Re Ventures she focuses on climate tech and insurtech. She is looking specifically at generative AI and its implications for the insurance industry and the broader financial services sector. “What I find fascinating to think about is all these unintended consequences of the technology and new emerging risks, whether that’s hallucinations, bias or copyright. The landscape is changing so rapidly and we’re going to need technologies to help address that.”

What Sanduski enjoys most about her job is the people she works with and getting to know founders and an inside view into emerging technologies. “I think this is one of the most interesting jobs in the world. It is such a privilege. I couldn’t have more respect for our founders and being able to understand all of the shifts in the world in terms of emerging technologies.”     

Her advice for people entering corporate venturing is to figure out what technologies really interest you and building your own unique investment perspective, “because it can really only come from you,” she says.

See the full list of GCV Rising Stars for 2024 here.