Curql welcomes Fund Manager Elizabeth Caven

DES MOINES, IA (March 21, 2023) — Curql Collective, a CUSO sparking innovation in fintech for credit unions, is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth Caven to the Curql Fund as Principal. A seasoned entrepreneur, Caven is a tech founder with experience in venture funding and scaling through acquisition.

Previously, Elizabeth invested in and worked with startups through gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator ecosystem. Her work with early-stage companies has spanned various industries, including investing in insurtech startups in partnership with Allianz Life and Securian Financial. In her last startup, Caven built a customer base across all 50 states and 83 countries and invented a technology to modernize an antiquated paper-based system.

“As a tech pioneer alone, Elizabeth is an outstanding addition to the fund management team,” said Curql Collective CEO Nick Evens. “She brings much more to the table. Elizabeth is passionate about credit unions and has remarkable expertise in startups and investing. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her.”

Curql Fund Managing Partner Craig Ibsen echoed Evens’ sentiments, saying, “It’s not every day that someone comes along with the exact right set of skills and experience. We are excited to bring Elizabeth on board and look forward to what we’re sure will be amazing contributions from her in terms of investment and tech insights.”

Caven has received international recognition as a stand-out leader from acclaimed tech publications, the Small Business Administration, and APEC. She is certified in CUNA Board Financial Literacy by the Credit Union National Association. She serves as a director of Wings Financial, a Minnesota-based institution with $8.5B in assets, served on the Veridian Credit Union board for nearly ten years, and sat on The Veridian Group CUSO board for over six years. Caven holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and Spanish from Cedarville University and a Master of Business Administration from IE University in Madrid, Spain.

About Curql Collective

Curql Collective is a collaborative ecosystem of progressive credit unions and innovative fintech. Through a family of funds including Curql Fund I, Curql Fund II, and Curql Accelerate, Curql strategically invests in the visions of entrepreneurs to bring transformative technology to credit unions to revolutionize how credit union members engage with financial services in the digital age. As the on-ramp to fintech collaboration and innovation, Curql connects credit unions with the future of the credit union industry. For more information, please visit


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