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Recovering Attorney, Bryan Leach Gives Customers Cash-Back Rewards

Ibotta's chief executive earns CEO of the Year finalist title


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Bryan Leach has degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale Law, and he clerked for Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

But the entrepreneur in him wasn’t satisfied with a career in law. So in 2011, he founded Ibotta, which gives consumers a mobile way to earn cash back on purchases. Six years and more than 400 employees later, Leach has landed a Colorado-first investment from Silicon Valley-based investment firm GGV Capital, has doubled the company’s office space and boasts 23 million app downloads and more than $275 million in cash-back rewards.

Leach mentors those involved with early stage companies, advising them on how to get started, how to build a successful company and navigate the obstacles along the way. Leach also contributes his experiences to teaching high school level classes throughout Denver, including Denver School of Science & Technology and Colorado Academy, with a focus on entrepreneurism and cultivating that mindset in future generations. He also serves on the board of the Grafton Street Fund and supports the Dumb Friends League.

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Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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