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STARTUP GRIND HOSTS Dan Manges (ROOT)
Dan Manges is the CTO of Root, an auto insurance startup that uses data science to identify and insure good drivers. Root was started in 2015 in Columbus, OH, and has raised $7M from Drive Capital. By not insuring bad drivers, Root is able to reduce insurance premiums for good drivers significantly. Prior to Root, Dan was the founding CTO of Braintree, an online payments company that was acquired by PayPal in 2013 for $800M. The company’s focus on building exceptional tools for developers led to it processing payments for thousands of discerning and disruptive companies, such as Uber, Airbnb, and GitHub. Dan began his career in software development with JPMorgan Chase, building software to support SOX Compliance. He also spent time as a Senior Consultant for ThoughtWorks, providing software delivery for ambitious organizations.
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