How Arturo is using AI to improve underwriting

  Arturo, a spinout of American Family Insurance, uses artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to evaluate images of buildings and assess risk factors. The technology makes the underwriting process faster and more accurate. Google Earth and Google Maps offer untapped value for businesses that need information about a certain area and don’t want to…

Chase customer value, not investors: ActiveCampaign CEO on securing Series B funding after 17 years

  After 17 years of building its business, ActiveCampaign just raised $100 million in Series B funding. Instead of chasing investors, they’ve built a better product by ignoring the competition. ActiveCampaign sees itself as a business partner for organizations, rather than just a tool.     As startups grow, there’s often a question looming: when…

This former CFO knew AI could do his job better — so he built a company to do just that

  Small businesses that don’t have a CFO but still handle significant amounts of money often struggle to manage and forecast their finances effectively. Large certified public accountant (CPA) firms are increasingly looking to expand their services to include financial forecasting and modeling in order to stay ahead of their competition. Clockwork’s accounting software uses…

‘They were texting their dealers’: Meet the company helping dispensaries modernize their supply chains

    Recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois on January 1, 2020. However, many in the nascent industry rely on outdated and inefficient methods to move the plant and product from grower to dispensary. Leaf Trade allows growers and manufacturers to create an online storefront where dispensaries can easily order products, knowing they are legal…