how we started

1848 Ventures was established to address the broad risks business owners face. Backed by Westfield Insurance (founded in 1848), we’re built on a stable foundation. But with a startup ethos, entrepreneurial spirit, and a design-thinking approach to problem solving, we also move nimbly and make decisions quickly.

our approach

We’re creative. We experiment to accelerate our ability to learn quickly and surface novel insights.
We’re agile. We embrace ambiguity and thrive on engaging diverse perspectives. Every business is unique, so we respond, flex, and pivot when needed.
We’re authentic. When others talk, we listen. We care, we’re genuine, and we’re trustworthy. We work every day to build meaningful relationships with our colleagues, business owners, and partners.