Judge, 2006 Global Finals
Dan is an experienced early-stage venture capital investor with a technology foundation and product design, development and management experience. Inflexion Fund is his third early-stage venture capital fund. Prior to Inflexion, Dan was a Partner with Draper Atlantic, the east coast fund of Silicon Valley’s highly successful early-stage venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Dan has participated in funding and building thirty-two companies and managed funds totaling over $140 million.
Prior to Draper, Dan gained startup operating experience in Research Triangle and gained seven years of operating technology experience in IBM’s Networking Research Labs. He designed or led a variety of networking projects involving encryption, high performance routing, data compression, packet switching, and telephony protocols.
Dan has been actively involved with university tech transfer and entrepreneurship, and taught entrepreneurship and venture capital seminars at institutions such as University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, University of North Carolina, and University of Maryland — where he was named the 2000 Volunteer of the Year. Dan holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He also earned a J.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he graduated as Dean’s Scholar.