Founder and CEO of Safekeep, a Global Gold Winner in the Zurich Innovation Championship, Global Silver Winner of the Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Award, Voted #1 by Plug and Play Insurtech's corporate partners, and was selected by insurers as an innovation partner in the Fintech Innovation Lab and Lloyd’s Lab.
Safekeep uses machine learning and natural language processing to automate decisions and regulatory rules in insurance.
As Global Head of Insurance at Salesforce, Jeff built a team that discovered and brought B2B2C solutions to market through co-design partnerships, and rapidly scaled up Salesforce's insurance revenue and market penetration globally. He founded Fintech Garage as a new way to mobilize thought leaders from financial institutions, startups, and venture capital, and was twice named by ACORD as a "Top 10 InsurTech Leader".
At IBM, he was a nominated member of IBM's business and technology leadership program which assigned the most complex challenges to its rising leaders. Jeff brought Smarter Cities, Smarter Healthcare, and Retail solutions to market, winning anchor customers for "first of a kind" solutions, earned his way into IBM's 100 Percent Club, and was recognized with the Innovator Award.
He is a board member at Hagerty and the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management at Saint Joseph’s University.
Jeff holds an MS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelors from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Management Accountant, and Agile-Certified Project Management Professional.
Mr. Agarwal joined AXA Venture Partners in 2015 and focuses on early stage investments, based in New York. He led AVP’s US and Israeli early stage investments including PG, Limelight, Mindoula and K4Connect. Prior to AVP, Manish held a number of investing, operational and strategic roles. Most recently, he was the Head of Financial Protection for Equitable, responsible for the company’s life insurance business.Manish started his career at McKinsey & Co. where he led client teams in engagements across strategy, corporate finance and operations & technology.