2020 IPO

Root Insurance Stock

Mobile-First insurance carrier

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About Root Insurance Stock

Root is a car insurance company founded on the belief that people who drive well are less likely to get into accidents, and that those people should pay less for insurance. With that in mind, Root set out to reinvent a broken industry, an industry that was still assigning rates based primarily on demographics and had an archaic agent structure. Using technology in smartphones to measure driving behavior such as braking, speed of turns, driving times, and route regularity, Root determines who is a safe driver and who isn't. By only insuring safe drivers, Root can offer more affordable rates. And the entire Root experience lives in a simple, easy-to-use app. The company was co-founded in March 2015 by Alex Timm and Dan Manges and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. As of October 2018, Root offers insurance in 20 states. Drivers in other states can sign up to be notified as other states become available. The company only offers personal car insurance policies at this time.


Funding History

August 2019$350M
August 2018$100M
March 2018$51.0M
June 2017$21.5M
October 2016$5.0M


Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alex Timm

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dan Manges

Chief Data Scientist

David Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Rosenthal

Chief R&D Officer

Hemal Shah


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