17 People Making Way More Money After Leaving Finance for Start-Ups

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Dan Leahy and Ben McKean gave up Wall Street careers to found restaurant discount finder, Savored. Savored was acquired by Groupon.

Dan Leahy worked for Silver Lake Partners then Brown Brothers Harriman. His friend Ben McKean worked for Merrill Lynch.

The pair teamed up in 2009 and created restaurant discount finder Village Vines, which raised $4 million from investors like Salesforce's Mike Lazerow.

It was renamed Savored and in 2012 sold to Groupon, where McKean is now a general manager.