Martha Notaras is Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures. Prior to joining Brewer Lane, Martha was a Partner at XL Innovate, investing in insurtech, including startups focused on data & analytics and new business models. XL Innovate’s investments include Lemonade, Embroker, New Energy Risk, Notion, Cape Analytics, Slice Labs, Pillar Technologies and Stonestep. Martha served on the boards of: Cape Analytics, which leverages geospatial imagery, computer vision, and machine learning to deliver more accurate property data; Pillar Technologies, an end-to-end environmental monitoring solution to reduce risk at construction sites and in commercial buildings; GeoQuant, creator of a revolutionary platform for measuring political risk in real time, using machine learning; and Notion, an IoT home awareness solution provider, which reduces risk for insurers and homeowners. Martha continues as a board observer at Cape Analytics and Pillar Technologies.
Previously, Martha ran corporate development for DMG Information, the business data and analytics division of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc. Of the 20 investments Martha made at DMG Information, two achieved valuations over $1 billion. Martha has served as board director for many early and growth stage companies, focusing on fintech, insurtech, proptech, edtech and digital media. Martha’s prior experience includes investment banking at Merrill Lynch and commercial banking at Credit Suisse.
Martha earned her A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, awarded for graduating in the top five percent of the class.