Dan Woods is the founder and CEO of Socotra, the first modern, cloud-based platform for technology-driven insurers. Before Socotra, Dan did IT investing and portfolio management for Formation 8 Partners (now 8VC), where he specialized in data platforms and smart enterprise software. Prior to that, Dan’s depth of enterprise experience was honed over his six years with Palantir. There, Dan was an early member of the core engineering team and later transitioned to run Palantir’s partnerships, plus several deployments. Dan holds a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, where he was published in artificial intelligence and received ISMB ‘Best Paper’ in 2006. Dan’s mission today is to modernize insurance technology by applying approaches and technologies proven in other data-intensive industries.