Partnerships for the Future

Our Mission

We transform customer interactions through innovative solutions.


Our Strategy

We use innovation to generate customer value through three pillars: capital investment, pilots, and incubation/new business ideas.

Our Investments

Our initial investments of $250,000 to $1 million are typically made in seed to Series A round startups.

Our Purpose

We provide value through innovative solutions and strategic partnerships.


Our Team

Julie Ann Larson

Vice President

Julie Ann is Vice President, American Enterprise Ventures. She is a versatile executive business leader with progressive career experience that drives results. Julie Ann uses her experience to create and implement solutions that foster high-potential opportunities and expansion for business operations. She values occasions to unite teams, facilitate discussion, and support teams through change.

Julie Ann Larson

Julie Stillman Pearce

Director of Innovative Solutions

Julie is the Director of Innovative Solutions for American Enterprise Ventures (AEV). Julie is an exceptional business leader who focuses on identifying early-stage companies that support the growth and development of customer interaction. She has a comprehensive financial background and is focused on sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities that fit the strategic objectives of AEV.

Julie Stillman Pearce

Chad Zelle

Technology Architect

Chad is the Technology Architect for American Enterprise Ventures (AEV). He been in the tech space for more than 20 years utilizing multiple development languages, architectures, systems, and roles in various industries, including insurance and finance. Chad uses his knowledge of current and emerging technologies to help AEV select strategic partnerships and investments. He also manages AEV’s internal development teams.

Chad Zelle