As the venture capital arm for Liberty Mutual, we invest in early-stage software, platform, and services companies who are reshaping the insurance landscape and enabling our policyholders to protect what they value most.

Our Focus Areas

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Future of Mobility
Helps consumers improve their transportation experience and safety as vehicle technology progresses.
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Future of Shelter
Services that impact how policyholders purchase, maintain, and protect their home.
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Future of Commerce
Opportunities to enhance how small businesses operate while receiving the insurance protection that fits their needs.
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Insurance Innovation
Evolving products and technologies that improve our capabilities across the insurance value chain.
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Investment Strategy

We are a $150M corporate venture fund primarily investing in Seed to Series B stage startups with $750K to $5M initial investments.

Portfolio Companies

August Home is the leading provider of smart locks and smarter home access products and services that make life more simple and secure.
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Blueprint Title offers a modern approach to title insurance and closing, easing the process for buyers, sellers, and service professionals.
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Dispatch enables enterprises and service professionals to deliver modern service experiences.
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Edge Case Research is committed to building safety into autonomous systems from the ground up.
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Homee is an on-demand home services platform that provides homeowners and property managers with instant access to skilled service providers.
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Karamba Security provides cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.
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LeaseLock replaces security deposits for renters with an insurance product.
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Notion is home awareness simplified. Sensors work seamlessly together to monitor almost anything in your home through a simple app.
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Realm helps homeowners maximize their property value.
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Roadster provides an automotive eCommerce software solution that enables dealerships to offer a completely digital car buying experience.
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SingularCover is a Barcelona-based online small business insurance platform that provides quotes and coverage in seconds.
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Snapsheet is a virtual auto claims estimating and settlement platform.
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Super is a subscription service that provides care and repair for your home.
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Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent cars from local car owners.
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Our Team

Russ MacTough

Russ MacTough

Managing Director
Russ MacTough is Managing Director of Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual he was a Vice President with Morgan Partners, a Fintech-focused middle market investment bank, where he led M&A transactions primarily in the insurance technology sector. Before that Russ worked at Silicon Valley Bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. At SVB he helped build the bank’s advisory services group.
Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

Principal
Josh Cohen is a founding member of LMSV, joining the team in 2015. As a Principal, Josh is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, legal negotiation, and post-deal management. Prior to joining the fund, Josh focused on competitive intelligence and strategy within the insurance market at Liberty Mutual. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Josh worked at Ernst & Young and is a licensed CPA. Josh is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Finance and Accounting.
Dave DeSisto

Dave DeSisto

Principal
Dave DeSisto is an Associate at LMSV and joined the team in 2017. As an Associate, Dave is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, legal negotiation, and post-deal management. Prior to joining the fund, Dave was an Associate at Wells Fargo where he worked with private equity firms to structure and underwrite debt facilities for leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, and acquisition financings. Prior to Wells Fargo, Dave worked at PwC in their Management Consulting practice. Dave is a graduate of Bentley University with a degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting.
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Mary Tobin

Associate
Mary Tobin joined the LMSV team in 2019 as an analyst and is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts. Prior to joining the fund, Mary worked at the New England Venture Capital Association building partnerships and programs to improve investor, founder, and community connectivity. A graduate of Northeastern University with degrees in Finance and Political Science, Mary co-founded her first startup in college and remains an evangelist of the Boston innovation ecosystem.

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