Partnerships for the Future

Our Mission

Transforming 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 investment of up 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

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Julie is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at American Enterprise Group. She oversees the Office of Technology and Innovation and American Enterprise Ventures. She is a versatile executive business leader with progressive career experience that drives results. Julie 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

AVP of American Enterprise Ventures

Julie is the AVP of American Enterprise Ventures (AEV). She 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

Director of Technology and Innovation Architecture

Chad is the Director of Technology and Innovation Architecture for American Enterprise Ventures (AEV). He has 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

Our Partners

Balanced Growth

Balanced Growth is a business innovation and operations consulting firm for the insurance, financial services, and healthcare and non-profit sectors.

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Benekiva's mission is to become THE platform for life insurance companies to manage policyholder and beneficiary data, claims automation, and asset retention.

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OBI Creative

OBI Creative is a research, strategy, and advertising agency known for award-winning work and client results with offices in Omaha, Des Moines, and San Diego.

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InsuredMine is an all-in-one integrated solution helping independent insurance agents and carriers optimize and grow their distribution channel by converting, engaging, and retaining customers, all while providing a state-of-the-art experience.

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Care Validate

CareValidate is the creator of SafeLight, the life-saving light bulb that is part of an aging-in-place kit empowering families and caregivers to accomplish more with less.

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Friendly Health Technologies is the only solution in the market that provides end-to-end automation for the insurance sector. Its platform can digitize diverse data and perform analysis.

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The Latest at American Enterprise Ventures

American Enterprise Announces Strategic Partnership with InsuredMine

June 11, 2020

American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG) will be partnering with InsuredMine for end-to-end management and engagement of customers and prospective customers.

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Repisodic Raises $1.75 Million to Scale Post-Acute Care Coordination Technology

Jan. 6, 2020

Repisodic, a healthcare technology company, announced a $1.75 million seed round led by American Enterprise Ventures, LLC, a division of American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG).

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Carevalidate Inc. Raises $500,000 Led by Investment from American Enterprise Ventures

Nov. 21, 2019

American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG) is pleased to announce its venture capital company, American Enterprise Ventures, LLC, is the lead investor in CareValidate Inc., an Atlanta-based insurtech startup.

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American Enterprise Ventures at a Glance

Learn how American Enterprise Ventures uses innovation to generate customer value and what it offers its partners.

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