Partnerships for the Future

Our Mission

AE Ventures pursues partnerships and fosters the incubation of ideas to amplify customer wellbeing and generate business solutions in the Life and Health insurance industries.

 

Our Strategy

Our investment strategy focuses on early-stage startups in insurance, finance, and marketing healthcare technologies that support the American Enterprise Group's mission to provide solutions that help secure our customers' financial futures.

Our Investments

Our initial investments of $100,000 to $1 million are typically made in seed to Series A round startups that focus on one of our core themes: life insurance, health insurance, insurance operations, sales, marketing, and distribution.

Our Focus

We utilize insights from data analytics to understand our customers and champion user-friendly designs. We use rapid prototyping and testing to implement emerging technologies and services that influence consumers' lives.

 

Our Team

Dave Keith

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dave is the EVP and COO of American Enterprise Group and AE Ventures. He uses his experience as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of se2, a business processing outsourcing company for life and annuity products for insurance carriers, to better serve startup partners of AE Ventures.

Dave Keith

Burt Hixenbaugh

Innovator

Burt is the technical lead at AE Ventures. He uses his knowledge of American Enterprise Group’s companies, networking skills, and technical expertise to help navigate internal systems and manage strategic partnerships with startups. Burt has the ability to understand emerging solutions and how they fit in our portfolio.

Burt Hixenbaugh

Sarah Barchman

Innovator

Sarah connects required people and resources to help us explore strategic partnerships with startups. Her tenacity in coordinating meetings and events helps AE Ventures run smoothly and effectively. Sarah uses her attention to detail to thoroughly perform due diligence while we determine the right fit for American Enterprise Group’s needs.

Sarah Barchman

 


Contact Us

Please use the booking tool below to schedule a product demo or partnership discussion. Bookings must be made two weeks in advance. If you have a presentation or data you would like to share, email them to booking@ae.ventures. Please include your company name in the subject line. No meeting requests or other solicitation will be accepted through this email address.