American Express Ventures invests in ideas that are transforming the everyday for consumers and businesses globally. We know that innovation drives value and we want to transform their experiences in both the physical and digital worlds. We believe partnering with start-ups is the way do it. 

Our team offers the resources of a global services company paired with the experience of a leading venture fund. As a partner, you will have access to American Express’ network around the globe. 

Since 2011, we have invested in over 70 start-ups focused on commerce, payments, fraud prevention, data analytics and security. Today, two-thirds of our portfolio companies have commercial partnerships with American Express business units.




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We’re focused on both domestic and international investment opportunities in three core areas: 

Consumer Services

We look for companies that will help accelerate American Express's digital transformation, strengthen connection to our global network of Card Members, and develop new ways to drive contextual relevance for commerce on new and existing platforms. Areas of interest include mobile, consumer payments, marketplaces, lending, loyalty and lifestyle services.

B2B Services

We seek companies that offer new tools and technology that empower large, mid-size and small businesses to grow and better manage their operations.  Areas of interest include business payments and lending platforms, small business services, payment processing technologies, and supply chain analytics.


Enterprise Capabilities

We also explore companies that are using emerging technologies and sources of data to improve the underlying fundamentals of our business. Areas of interest include digital transformation, AI and automation, servicing and customer experience, identity, risk management, data, cybersecurity and fraud