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Dan Peate

Dan Peate is the founder and general partner of Peate Ventures where he primarily invests in tech startups focused on insurance innovation. Dan has also founded two Insurtech companies. He is Founder and CEO of Avinew, which is focused on reinventing auto insurance for semi-autonomous vehicles and is funded by Crosscut,  American Family and Draper Frontier.  Prior to Avinew, Dan was Founder and CEO of Hixme, which was funded by Kleiner Perkins, Transamerica and Propel.  Dan began his career with Aon and Arthur J. Gallagher before becoming a venture capitalist and entrepreneur.  He sits on the boards of Avinew, CardiacDirect and BOOM! Studios.

Dan and his wife Coco sit on several nonprofit and charitable boards including the University of Notre Dame Campaign Cabinet. They currently reside in California with their seven children. Dan and Coco helped start The Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University. Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was a Reagan intern.