Beam Dental Expands Benefits Portfolio, Rebrands to Beam Benefits

Digital-first benefits company anticipates over 70% revenue growth in 2022 COLUMBUS, OH – June 15, 2022 — Beam Dental, a digitally-native employee benefits company, today announced the addition of voluntary life, accident and hospital indemnity products to its benefits portfolio.


S6E1 – Bernie Moreno, Ownum

On this episode, Elio interviews Bernie Moreno, Chairman of Ownum. Ownum is on a mission to identify, support, and commercialize the most promising applications of distributed ledger technology. Enjoy.


S5E8 – Rodney Williams, SoLo Funds

On this episode, Elio interviews Rodney Williams, Co-Founder of SoLo Funds. SoLo Funds connects lenders and borrowers for affordable access to loans under $1000. Seeking to revolutionize the peer-to-peer lending space while addressing the needs of the unbanked or underbanked, SoLo Funds facilitated $5 million in loans in 2019 and are projected to hit $12 million in 2020. Out of stealth and scaling, Rodney and SoLo Funds are stepping on the gas and provide a safety valve for the pressure Americans are feeling as we deal with the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. Enjoy. 


S5E2 – Jimmy Devine, Root Insurance

On this episode, Elio interviews Jimmy Devine, Engineering Group Lead at Root Insurance. Root Insurance is a Columbus, Ohio based car insurance company that believes good drivers should pay less for insurance. Using technology the price insurance based on driving behavior and not demographics. Jimmy shares his journey from employee #3 at Root, the incredible serendipity of a Drive Capital’s seed investment to help the company launch, to now heading Root’s engineering department. This episode is filled with insights that only come from real-world experience. Listen, enjoy and share.


S5E1 – Sam Baddoo, [re]start

On this episode, Elio interviews Sam Baddoo, Co-Founder of [re]start. [re]start is reinventing how people find and grow their careers. Sam shares his story navigating from his immigration to the U.S., his time in the military, his early career and the launch of [re]start. Enjoy!


S4E10 – Jessica Kapusta, John and Jane’s Sauces

On this episode, Elio interviews Jessica Kapusta, Founder of John and Jane’s Sauces. Jessica’s journey to entrepreneurship started with catering where her customers started raving about her sauces. Developed to meet the needs of people with food sensitivities and allergies, Jessica has bootstrapped her business and is ready to launch. Look out world, your next favorite condiment is here.


S4E9 – Yasmeen Quadri, ServUs

On this episode, Elio interviews Yasmeen Quadri, Founder of ServUs, live during Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus 2019. ServUs is a mobile app that connects students and employees to philanthropic opportunities. Yasmeen’s passion for volunteering comes from her upbringing as a Muslim, where charity is one of the five tenets. As a freshman, she attended Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus 2018 and her idea for an app to help make volunteering easy, won third place.


S4E8 – Mike Nemeth, Emblem Athletic

On this episode, Elio interviews Mike Nemeth, Founder of Emblem Athletic. Emblem Athletic is a fully custom athletic apparel provider. Mike shares his journey from West Point cadet to startup founder and the ups and downs in between. Enjoy!


S4E6 – Flavio Lobato, Ikove Capital

On this episode, Elio interviews Flavio Lobato, Co-Founder of Ikove Capital. Ikove Capital is is a venture development company founded to pursue early-stage investments with an emphasis on technology commercialization. Through its proprietary Startup Nursery, in partnership with multiple U.S. research institutions, Ikove identifies and validates developing high-impact technologies, providing capital and commercialization resources to bridge the gap between R&D and VC funded rounds. Flavio shares his journey from Harvard to funding and co-founding technology startups on the cutting edge of their respective industries.


S4E5 – Kathryn Dougherty, Spritz Sparkling Tea

On this episode, Elio interviews Kathryn Dougherty, Founder of Spritz Sparkling Tea. In addition to creating delicious beverages that can be enjoyed on their own or as part of your favorite cocktail, Spirtz is committed to supporting females as they pursue their ambitions. The company donates 1% of sales to support female-focused local non-profits. Kathryn shares her path from the corporate world to starting a beverage company without any prior industry experience. Enjoy!


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