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Connecting exceptional entrepreneurs to strategic capital and relationships.

About Us

ManchesterStory Group is a venture capital firm targeting investments in FinTech and Healthcare, with a particular focus on technologies impacting our Strategic Partners in the insurance industry.


Healthcare

Areas of interest include telehealth services (providing new services or more efficiently serving specific patient populations), personalized medicine (using patient diagnostic & response data to tailor treatments), addressing workforce challenges (monitoring chronic patients, providing better and more efficient care, and handling ever more complex tasks), and the application of data analytics to build new product and service models. 

InsureTech

Areas of interest include customer engagement, core systems, home automation, telematics, “big data” customer analytics, cybersecurity, IoT, regulatory technology, digital distribution, underwriting, and claims processing.


FinTech

Areas of interest include lending (peer-to-peer, B2B, underwriting algorithms), institutional & capital markets (alternative trading systems, financial analysis), personal finance & wealth management, money transfer, crowdfunding and block chain.

 

OUR TEAM

 

matt kinley

Matt is a co-founder and Managing Partner of ManchesterStory Group, LLC.  Matt is an experienced venture capital investor with 21 years of lead investor experience at Pappajohn Capital Resources.  Matt has been focused on early-stage through growth-stage healthcare and technology companies assisting more than 50 companies during his more than 21 years at Pappajohn Capital Resources. Matt received a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Alexander Whitney

Alex Whitney is an Analyst at ManchesterStory Group, LLC. Previously, Alex was with DLA Piper's Venture Pipeline in NY where he was responsible for helping advise early to growth stage companies on raising capital, while also helping manage the DLA Venture Fund. Alex also has a background in startup operations from his work with Varsity Views, an early-stage Chicago-based media technology company. In addition to his background in structured venture, Alex has been an active angel investor in early stage companies across multiple sectors. Alex received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

dave miles

Dave is a co-founder and Managing Partner of ManchesterStory Group, LLC.  Dave has been an investment professional and entrepreneur for the last 29 years, most of that time as owner of Miles Capital, Inc., a $4.8 billion insurance company-focused asset management firm.  In addition to Dave’s investment experience, he brings leadership and operating experience to the firm and our partner companies.  Dave received a B.A. from Drake University, J.D. from Harvard Law School and MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Juan Manuel Abundes

Juan Abundes joined ManchesterStory Group, LLC in June 2017 as a consultant.  Juan worked for several years in the healthcare industry as a Research Scientist at  Genentech, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson working on drugs in Oncology, Immunology and OTC. Juan is an active entrepreneur and later joined Impact Venture Capital while pursuing his MBA. His experience with Impact focused on early stage investments where he helped manage deal flow, operations, advising early-stage startups, fundraising, and expansion of Impact’s accelerator program. Juan received both his B.S. in Biochemistry and MBA from University of the Pacific.


ManchesterStory Advisory Board

Michael O'Halleran

With 45 years of insurance industry experience, Michael O’Halleran chairs ManchesterStory’s Board of Advisors.  Mike was the founding CEO of Aon Re and later the Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield, the largest reinsurance brokerage capital advisory firm in the world.  He has also served on the board of directors of Allegiance Corporation, Cardinal Health, CareFusion Corporation and NuVasive Inc. In addition to providing critical advice and insights, Mike connects the firm to key insurance and healthcare thought leaders and executives and identifies attractive startup companies for potential investment.

 

In The News

 

June 20, 2017

ManchesterStory Group (ManchesterStory), a venture capital firm focused on insurance-relevant FinTech and Healthcare companies, is pleased to announce that Michael O'Halleran has joined

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April 4, 2017

Groundspeed Analytics (Groundspeed), the commercial insurance data automation firm accelerating financial performance through machine learning, announced it has completed a $2.0 million Series A

 

Check back soon to see us in the news!

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February 8, 2017

Founders David Miles and Matt Kinley announced today the launch of ManchesterStory Group, a venture capital firm backed by a consortium of leading insurance companies from across the country.

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PORTFOLIO

We support entrepreneurs that want to build market leading companies.

ManchesterStory is focused on supporting entrepreneurs who are building leading InsureTech, FinTech and Healthcare software and service companies.  We start by developing relationships with founders and management teams based on candid discussion and mutual respect.  We work with exceptional management teams that strive to overcome the challenges of scaling a business.  Our decades of experience with early stage and high growth companies has led to an approach that is unique to each portfolio company.  We invest with teams that have achieved early revenue generation and we support portfolio companies through their pursuit of to be market leaders.

 

 


Groundspeed Analytics (Groundspeed), the commercial insurance data automation firm accelerating financial performance through machine learning, announced it has completed a $2.0 million Series A round . . . . . .

Groundspeed Analytics Secures $2 Million Financing Led by ManchesterStory Group

 

Groundspeed Analytics (Groundspeed), the commercial insurance data automation firm accelerating financial performance through machine learning, announced it has completed a $2.0 million Series A round . . . . . .

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PORTFOLIO

We support entrepreneurs that want to build market leading companies.

ManchesterStory is focused on supporting entrepreneurs who are building leading InsureTech, FinTech and Healthcare software and service companies.  We start by developing relationships with founders and management teams based on candid discussion and mutual respect.  We work with exceptional management teams that strive to overcome the challenges of scaling a business.  Our decades of experience with early stage and high growth companies has led to an approach that is unique to each portfolio company.  We invest with teams that have achieved early revenue generation and we support portfolio companies through their pursuit of to be market leaders.

 

GroundSpeed joins the ManchesterStory portfolio

Groundspeed provides automation and analytics services to commercial insurers, brokers and TPAs. Groundspeed automates claim data management by using machine learning to extract data from insurance carrier documents like loss runs.