Dan has been investing in tech and infrastructure startups for over 20 years. He is passionate about helping founders navigate the startup journey and the pursuit of product-market fit. Today, Dan leads the firm’s FinTech investment team and is a member of the management committee. He serves on the boards of several portfolio companies, including BillGO, Kin, and Socure.
Prior to starting Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital Partners, where he invested in mobile and payments-related startups, including Quattro (Acq’d by Apple), Triad (Licenses acq’d by AT&T and T-Mobile), TriStar (Acq’d by Crown Castle), and WePay (Acq’d by JPMorgan Chase). He has also worked as an Associate at HarbourVest Partners, in Corporate Development at RSA Security, and as a financial services software consultant for American Management Systems (now CGI Group), before the term FinTech existed.
Dan studied Finance and Information Systems at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard.
Fun Fact: Dan funded his adolescent baseball card and comic book collecting habits by delivering the Boston Globe newspaper early each morning (rain or shine).