A Strava co-founder races into a lucrative market – lending against life insurance
By Editor - Fri Sep 23, 6:04 am
Mark Shaw likes running around. The serial entrepreneur joined activity and fitness tracking platform Strava as a co-founder in 2009 to lead engineering as CTO. He spent eight years there, and as of its most recent raise in 2020, Strava had reached 70 million members globally and amassed an almost cult-like following from its users, which include professional runners seeking to track their progress. Before that, Shaw helped start insurance software outfit Guidewire. Again, he helped the company grow to a different level with his engineering, analytics and marketing chops before it went public in 2012.