Daniel Fogarty, Launch Code
Daniel studied business and marketing at Dublin Institute of Technology. After graduating, Daniel went straight into the finance world working on consumer facing technology for KBC Bank where he led projects to increase and improve the use of technology to reach and serve the younger customers of the bank. In late 2013 Daniel moved to St. Louis to work at a newly formed financial technology accelerator called SixThirty. While there, he vetted and assessed numerous applicants culminating in investments in eight startups. From there, Daniel began working with a startup nonprofit called LaunchCode leading their candidate operations, their core proprietary service. He continued to build and improve upon this process, helping to grow the organization from 3 employees to 40 in the two years after he joined. Thanks to Daniel’s assessment process, LaunchCode has successfully over 450+ candidates into technology careers with an over 90% success rate.