As the strategic investment group within American Express, Amex Ventures seeks to invest in innovative startups in order to enhance its core capabilities and accelerate its efforts in digital commerce and financial inclusion. Across the globe, Amex Ventures strives to foster meaningful relationships with startups in its portfolio and beyond. Amex Ventures is interested in both domestic and international investment opportunities. It prefers to work together with a syndicate of investors but can lead rounds when appropriate, and is stage-agnostic following the seed round. Amex Ventures works very closely with management to help maximize returns for both parties on Amex-related opportunities.