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Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. It was founded on the belief that the services people need for everyday life should serve them better. Root started by tackling the archaic car insurance industry, using data and technology to base rates primarily on how people actually drive, not who they are. The result is personalized car insurance for good drivers, better rates, and an easy-to-use mobile app experience.
Using these same principles, Root continues to reimagine the everyday services people need for the things they value most. In 2019, Root introduced renters insurance, offering customers seamless and affordable mobile-based coverage.
Root in the news
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Root Insurance valuation hits $3.65 billion in latest round led by DST Global and Coatue
Here Are the Winners of the 2019 Real Simple Smart Money Awards
The New York Times
From Agriculture to Art – the A.I. Wave Sweeps In
Shopping while driving is the dangerous holiday trend of 2019. It needs to stop
Shopping while driving, the new holiday danger
Here are 6 lifesaving (and money-saving) tips for when you get in a car crash
Insurtech Root Expands into Renters Market; Product Launched in 3 States
The Simple Dollar
Root Car Insurance Review 2020
Columbus Business First
Top of the List: Root dominates fastest-growing insurer ranks – again
Columbus Business First
Insurance will Never be the Same
Root Insurance Review 2020
Our leadership team
Co-founder and CEO
With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based primarily on driving behaviors, not demographics. As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Root, Alex leads the company in revolutionizing this outdated industry, using mobile technology and data science to offer personalized auto insurance rates to good drivers.
Throughout his career in insurance, Alex has built expertise in pricing and reserving, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before co-founding Root, Alex worked at Nationwide Insurance as a senior strategy consultant for the property and casualty lines of the business. Alex is based in Columbus, Ohio and is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Co-founder and CTO
Dan serves as Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Root Insurance, leading the engineering team. Using telematics and machine learning, Dan built the platform that enabled Root to enter the market as the only mobile-first car insurance carrier that gives drivers a price based primarily on how they drive. His team is leveraging modern technology to streamline and improve the insurance experience.
Before joining Root, Dan was the founding CTO of Braintree, an online payments company that was acquired by PayPal in 2013 for $800M. He began his career in software development with JPMorgan Chase, building software to support SOX Compliance. Dan then served as a senior consultant for ThoughtWorks, where he provided software delivery to innovative organizations.
As Chief Financial Officer, Daniel is responsible for overseeing capital markets strategy and management, finance, treasury, and legal and government affairs at Root. He served as a key adviser to Root as a member of the Root Insurance Co. Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019.
Daniel has spent most of his career in leadership positions at innovative firms in the aviation industry. In 2009, he co-founded Milestone Aviation Group, a clean-sheet aviation finance company that became the world’s largest helicopter financier. Milestone was acquired by GE Capital in 2015 for $1.8 billion. Subsequently, Daniel served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Milestone, as well as Executive Vice President of Financing and Products for GE Capital Aviation Services. Prior to Milestone, Daniel held several leadership positions at NetJets, and worked as an attorney at Williams & Connolly LLP.
Root's press releases
Root Study Finds Distracted Driving Increases During the Holidays December 4, 2019 Root Insurance Company Launches New Renters Insurance November 7, 2019 Root Insurance Raises $350 Million in Series E Funding, Led by Coatue and DST Global September 9, 2019 Root Insurance Expands Leadership Team with New CFO and Capital Markets Leader August 14, 2019 Root Insurance Announces Entry into California August 7, 2019 Root Insurance Expands in the Columbus Region, Creates 400 Jobs May 7, 2019 Root Insurance Study Reveals America's Blind Spots behind the Wheel April 16, 2019 Root Insurance Announces 2019 Continued Expansion After Monumental 2018 Year January 24, 2019
Root Insurance Rewards Safe Drivers with New Pricing Incentive to Curb Distracted Driving November 13, 2018 Root Insurance Named to the 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups October 22, 2018 Root Insurance Raises $100 Million in Series D Funding, Led by Tiger Global Management August 22, 2018 Root Insurance Announces Significant Expansion in Columbus, Ohio May 21, 2018 Look Both Ways – Root Insurance Survey Reveals 80 Percent of U.S. Drivers Admit to Using a Mobile Device While Driving April 3, 2018 Root Insurance Closes $51 Million Investment to Expand Customized Auto Insurance March 27, 2018 InsurTech Startup Root Insurance Kicks off 2018 with Rapid Expansion January 23, 2018
InsurTech Startup Root Insurance Expanding its Revolutionary Platform Across the United States October 12, 2017 Root Insurance Partners with Lyft to Reinvent Claims Experience, Announces Rental Coverage July 6, 2017 Arizona Adopts Root Insurance Following Successful Ohio Launch May 9, 2017 Root Auto Insurance Launches “Lyft on Us” Program for Good Drivers March 16, 2017 Root Insurance Becomes The First Insurance Company to Offer Discounts To Drivers of Self-Driving Cars March 9, 2017