Pitch. Partner. Pitch

Aviva Canada is hosting its first-ever Aviva Ventures Pitch Day event in Toronto on Oct. 11 seeking “disruptive, high potential digital startups around the globe” in the areas of IoT, Big Data, distribution, and/or innovative new propositions for customers. Pitch away from now until Aug. 26. Recall: insurers with venture arms below.

insurer_vcSpeaking of Aviva, the insurer partnered with UK-based Digital Risks broker to launch a “combined commercial product” designed for digitally focused startups and small businesses, and sold as a monthly subscription. That’s different. (Not surprisingly, both Digital Risks and CoverHound plan to launch a cyber insurance coverage over the summer.)