Joe Schmidt is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on investments in fintech and insurtech.
Prior to joining a16z, Joe was VP, Business Development at Ethos, a life insurance company offering families simple, affordable life insurance in minutes. While at Ethos, Joe started and scaled the agent business to millions in monthly revenue, while also leading sales and managing carrier and reinsurance partnerships. Before Ethos, Joe was an investor at Accel.
Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was captain and voted most valuable player of the football team. He was also a Buser Fellow and worked closely with the university’s endowment.