OurTeam

We provide the most accurate property insights, while offering the most affordable option with the best experience. Arturo makes this happen because of the incredible team. With experience across geospatial imagery, mapping, geography, insurance and technology, the Arturo team is unparalleled.

BACKGROUND

OurStory

Arturo products represents a 3+ year investment and Research and Development inside American Family Insurance.

We’re passionate about eliminating the complexity of extracting insights from ensemble data sets and specialize in being able to deliver accurate predictions in formats that are immediately useful inside our customer’s business systems.

Arturo is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has representation across North America to support both the Insurance and Re-Insurance Industry. Arturo has recently added to its locations a presence in Ottawa, Canada.

Leadership

Board of Directors & Board Observers

  • JosephGates
    Chief Risk Officer, American Family Insurance
    Joseph Gates is the Chief Risk Officer for American Family Enterprise Companies. In this role, he has executive leadership for the Enterprise Risk Management division and responsibility for the strategic leadership of all risk management and loss reserving functions for the property and casualty insurance operations including: Enterprise Risk Analysis and Insights, Business Continuity, Corporate Insurance, Capital Management, Loss Reserving and Catastrophe Management. The division is responsible for the definition, execution and governance of the risk framework; risk appetite and tolerance; risk management and reporting; group capital assessment and stress testing; and catastrophe management for American Family. In his prior role, operating as American Family’s Enterprise Catastrophe Management Director, he was responsible for the enterprise-wide catastrophe risk strategy. Prior to joining American Family, Joseph was the Vice President of Catastrophe Management at Homesite Insurance Group in Boston, MA and was the Head of Global Modeling at Allianz Global Corporate; Specialty in Chicago, IL and Munich, Germany. Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Saint John University in Collegeville, MN and is a member of the North American CRO Council. Joe and his wife Sharon, live in Waunakee with their two daughters.
  • DavidSilverman
    Co-Managing General Partner
    David is the Co-Managing General Partner at Crosslink. He joined the firm in 2011 and focuses on venture investments in software, financial technologies and digital media.
  • JoeGuzel
    Principal, Crosslink Capital
    Joe joined Crosslink in 2016 and focuses on investments in fintech, commerce, consumer and marketplaces. Joe has been operating and investing in technology companies for over a decade. Prior to joining Crosslink, Joe was an investor with Crosscut Ventures, LA’s leading early-stage venture firm. At Crosscut Ventures Joe co-led investments in Conversion Logic, Datascience (acquired by Oracle), Hellotech, Reaction Commerce, Streamlabs (acquired by Logitech) and Starmaker (acquired by Starfruit). An avid gamer, Joe was among the first institutional investors in Esports and co-launched immortals.gg, one of the largest Esports franchises in the country, where he still serves as an advisor. Prior to his investing career Joe worked in corporate development at Intuit leading acquisitions across various sectors including payments, vertical SaaS, marketplaces, and payroll. While at Intuit Joe also held roles in product management, finance and business development.
  • MartyBuchheim
    Director of Data Science & Analytics Lab, American Family Insurance
    Marty is director of the Data Science & Analytics Lab at American Family Insurance. In this role, Marty is charged with melding new and existing data sources with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other new technologies to drive insurance value and transformation. His team’s most significant accomplishments include the use of natural language processing to uncover a $100M+ reinsurance opportunity and work on the creation of an American Family Insurance-affiliated online small business insurer. Marty also led the creation and spin out of Arturo.ai, a deep learning startup that uses image recognition for insurance and other applications in commercial and residential property. Prior to his tenure at American Family, Marty worked in the strategy consulting practice of IBM’s Global Business Services unit. With IBM, Marty consulted on technology and other strategies with large companies across a wide range of industries, both within the. U.S. and internationally. Marty began his career as a commodity and weather research and modeling manager for global consumer products manufacturer Mars, Inc. During his time with Mars, Marty developed climate, crop yield, and commodity price forecasts for the diverse mix of agricultural raw materials that Mars purchased. Marty has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Biology from Wartburg College.
  • ScottGunther
    General Partner, IAG Firemark Ventures
    Corporate Venture Capitalist & Start-Up enthusiast, who partner with business leaders to help them identify and understand strategic opportunities, then help them deliver transformation to achieve customer growth. Leading Firemark Ventures, the $75m corporate venture capital fund for IAG, Australia’s largest general insurance company. Responsible for the development of opportunities between IAG and the startup companies IAG invests in.

Advisory Board

  • Dr.AndyHock
    Head of Product, Cerebras Systems
    Head of Product at Cerebras Systems, building revolutionary AI computer systems; previously Product lead for AI-powered geospatial Data and Analytics at Skybox Imaging and Google - Terra Bella. 15 years experience in image and signal processing research for geospatial analytics; 10+ years in Technical Product Management and leadership. Physicist and stargazer at heart. 
  • Dr.DrewConway
    Founder & CEO, Alluvium
    Drew Conway is a prominent data scientist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He’s built companies and has advised and consulted across many industries, ranging from fledgling startups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies at all levels. Drew is currently a Senior Vice President at Two Sigma, where he leads the development of new data-driven initiatives at the firm.
  • RobPainter
    Founder & Managing Director, Fermented Innovations
    Rob Painter, COO and co-founder, I2Pure, Inc. and Managing Director and founder, Fermented Innovations. Rob was previously a Managing Director and co-founder at Razor's Edge Ventures and previously Chief Technologist Google Federal and Senior Business Product Manager for Google Geo. Rob's notable transaction history includes Keyhole, Inc. (Google Earth) and @LastSoftware (Google SketchUp) while Director of Technology Assessment and Diligence at In-Q-Tel.  Recovering VC, co-author of KML, and a U.S. Army veteran.

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REPUTATION

OurAwards

Forbes

Top 25 Machine Learning Startup to Watch

Chicago Inno

Startups to Watch

Built in CHI

50 Startups to Watch

Chicago Inno

2020 Inno on Fire

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