This 91-Year-Old Insurance Giant Stays Young With Smart Acquisitions and Ambitious Investments

  Financial services companies are interesting. At scale, success or failure depends on how willing you are to push the boundaries. That can be through technology or hiring better people or building a culture –– or all three.   American Family Insurance does that. It’s one of the coolest insurance companies. That sounds weird, I…

From Parents’ Kitchens to Sold Out Across Chicago – The Story of Quevos’ Healthy Egg White Chips

[Invest NOW on Kickstarter!]   Nick Hamburger is a good egg. At just 21, he’s whip smart ready to scale his healthy-snack startup into the next big food brand.   Quevos is a snack chip made from egg whites. “It’s a combination of the words quick and huevo,” Nick says. “Spanglish for ‘quick huevos.’ Eggs…

Genuity Shakes up IT Management Pricing Models, Helping Small Businesses Afford Enterprise-Level Tools

  Colum Donahue’s IT management company Genuity is built on a simple concept: the less you understand, the more you par.   The market is designed that way, says Colum, Genuity’s co-founder. Telecom service providers and SaaS companies, for example, often profit from keeping customers in the dark. Labyrinthine contracts with incomprehensible pricing structures, surcharges,…