Stake, the first company creating the future of FinTech powered real estate with Cash Back rewards for renters and a data-driven cloud-based dashboard for property and asset managers, announced today that inclusive housing expert, Dan Wu, has joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product. Dan brings extensive experience in product, content and research to his new role, and will work directly with Stake’s leadership team to further elevate the company’s platform as it continues to expand nationwide.
As Senior Vice President of Product at Stake, Wu’s primary focus will be three-pronged, focusing primarily on the company’s product led growth, product management and the marketing efforts surrounding the platform and the gamut of its offerings.
“Dan Wu is a proven leader with a wide array of highly distinguished experience across the technology, law and housing spheres and we’re thrilled to have him joining our Stake team,” said Rowland Hobbs, CEO and Co-Founder of Stake. “Dan’s robust knowledge – particularly in the affordable housing space – will only further help Stake in continuing to bolster our growth and position not only as one of the leading FinTech-powered real estate platforms within the U.S., but a platform that is beneficial and rewarding to all renters.”
Wu’s prior experience includes serving as Senior Product Manager at Universal Cloud Data Access Control platform, Immuta from 2018 through May 2021. At Immuta, Wu developed product strategy and led ways to help customers get to value faster, boosting the prospect-to-onboarding rate and developing new features linked to sales revenue from both Fortune 100 companies and high-growth startups.
While at Immuta, Wu simultaneously served as an Advisor at Prototype Capital, a VC fund investing in founders looking to build lasting businesses around technologies revolutionizing our world, primarily in highly-regulated industries including cities and healthcare from 2018 through 2021. Additionally, Wu led tech transactions and general corporate activity as an Associate (Emerging Companies) at law firm, Cooley LLP from 2017-2018 and Co-founded, Welcome Home, a company focused on helping renters build living communities from the ground-up so that they can pool their resources and spend less money on rent.
“This position sits at the perfect intersection between technology and real estate, specifically how quality housing options and the economic well-being of residents can be advanced through technology offerings that keep the needs of renters top of mind,” said Dan Wu, Senior Vice President of Product at Stake. “I’m thrilled to be joining the talented and innovative team at Stake and to aid in continuing the rapid velocity of growth being seen across all operations at the company.”
Wu’s work as it relates to inclusive cities and data has been published in Fast Company, TechCrunch, CNN, Harvard Business Review, O’Reilly, Oxford University Press, Bloomberg, Cell Press Patterns, Forbes and The Hill.
Wu holds a B.A. in Urban Studies/Affairs from the University of Southern California, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School and a PhD in Social Policy and Sociology from Harvard Kennedy School.
Stake—the first company creating the future of FinTech powered real estate with Cash Back rewards—is on a mission to make renting financially rewarding, build renters’ savings with no fees or debt accumulation, and empower today’s owners to create financially safe and secure rental communities. Stake reduces downtimes, delinquency, and marketing costs, while boosting top-line revenue with retention and renewals. Its data-powered rewards reduce the overall cost of incentives and concessions by over 50%, and increases leasing velocity by 2x. The FinTech company is active in over $1 billion in real estate assets, with $150 million in Gross Lease Value, reaching over 10,000 renters. Stake notes industry leaders such as Olive Tree Holdings, Greystar Holdings, Brick Capital, WFInvestments, Apartment Management Consultants, Legacy Wealth Holdings and Proffitt Dixon Partners as users.
To learn more about Stake, visit https://www.stake.rent/.