Dan is the Founder and General Partner of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in the retail, commerce and payments eco-systems. Commerce Ventures represents a broad, highly strategic set of investors and, thus far, the firm has invested in over twenty five portfolio companies since its launch, including Boomtown (On-demand Merchant Tech Support), ChatID (Connects Brands & Consumers within E-commerce Sites), Estimote (Leading beacon platform), Narvar (SaaS Platform for E-commerce Fulfillment), OnboardIQ (Applicant Tracking System for hourly workers), RetailNext (In-store Analytics) and SavingStar (All-digital National eCoupon Network). Prior to creating Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital and invested primarily in mobile, payments and digital marketing companies, such a Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), Triad, Zoove (acquired by MBlox) and WePay.
Before joining Highland, Dan worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC – where he invested in and worked closely with several successful, growth-stage technology and communications businesses; in Corporate Development at RSA Security; and as a software consultant for American Management Systems. He has served as a mentor or advisor in programs such as Commerce.Innovated, Mondelez’s Mobile Futures, Plug and Play’s Retail Accelerator, Summer @ Highland, HBS Angels, NAR’s Reach Accelerator and First Growth Venture Network. Dan received his BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his MBA from Harvard.