Mr. Hill, Who Recently Joined Breathe Life Lead Investor, Diagram Ventures, Has More Than Twenty-Five Years Experience Scaling Startups into Global Businesses

Breathe Life, a provider of consumer-centric digital solutions for the insurance industry, today announced that Hamnett Hill, Partner at Diagram Ventures, has joined its board of directors. Mr. Hill, a serial entrepreneur, operator, and investor brings his proven track record of building and scaling early-stage technology businesses to the Breathe Life board at a time of rapid growth.

Breathe Life is focused on modernizing the distribution of life insurance products with a vision of bringing financial security to all people, whoever and wherever they are. The company offers a consumer-focused data platform that delivers a superior customer experience, enabling its partners to cost-effectively sell more policies digitally. Since its inception in November of 2017, Breathe Life has quadrupled the size of its team, secured $4.5M CAD seed funding, and signed several new partners including National Bank Insurance and La Capitale.

“Breathe life is really firing on all cylinders – they have hit the right problem with the right approach at just the right time,” said Hamnett Hill, Partner at Diagram Ventures. “They are doing an incredible job enabling their Insurance partners to dramatically improve their customers’ experiences and journey while making sure they get the coverage they need.”

Hamnett Hill co-founded TotalNet, one of Canada’s largest early Internet Service Providers (ISPs); Zero-Knowledge Systems, a high-profile pioneer in online privacy and security; Radialpoint, North America and Europe’s largest Telco & Cableco consumer SaaS provider, and most recently, the leading B2C omnichannel messaging software provider, which was recently sold to Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN). Mr. Hill is also a successful investor with decades of experience mentoring promising entrepreneurs.

“Hamnett’s extensive entrepreneurial experiences make him a great partner for Breathe Life as we scale the business,” said Ian Jeffrey, Co-Founder and CEO at Breathe Life. “His hands-on experience creating, growing, and investing in technology companies is an invaluable asset to the Breathe Life team.”


The Breathe Life vision is to bring financial security to millions of people, whoever and wherever they are by transforming the way individual insurance is bought and sold today. Breathe Life has built a digital transformation platform that delivers a modern, customer-centric experience with tools and analytics that are reshaping the insurance industry and driving business growth. Breathe Life is venture-backed by Diagram Ventures, Real Ventures and a variety of angel investors. Learn more about Breathe Life at or on our FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.