CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER
Dan co-founded Starting Point Ventures in 2007 with Steven Goldthwaite to help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams through access to capital and advisory services.
Dan is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started, grown, and sold several innovative and award-winning companies.
He founded Zaptitude in 2013, a patent pending referral technology company. Its technology, Good Influence, was the backbone social referral engine for the famous Ice Bucket Challenge, the largest and most impactful social fundraising phenomena in history. Good Influence amplified donations to the ALS Association by over $1,300,000.
Dan co-founded Again Interactive in 2008, a social media marketing company.
Prior to his current ventures, Dan was co-founder and CEO of DigitalGrit, an award winning interactive direct response company he helped form in 2000. Under Dan's leadership, DigitalGrit was recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work in New Jersey and one of America's Top 25 Best Places to Work for Small to Mid-sized Businesses, and one of New Jersey's Fastest Growing Technology Companies (Deloitte).
In addition to DigitalGrit, Dan co-founded RelevantNoise in 2005, one of the first social media mining technology companies. DigitalGrit and RelevantNoise were both acquired in 2007 by one of the world's largest private equity companies.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Dan held various senior roles at AT&T and ADP in Strategy, Marketing, Sales, and Finance. While at AT&T, Dan spent several years within the company's venerable Bell Labs organization.
In 2016, the Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Dan to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee, Office of Attorney Ethics. The group consists of 11 members to assist the Supreme Court of New Jersey as an advisory body in administering the attorney disciplinary system and the financial aspects thereof. Each member is appointed for a term of three years.
Dan has been very active over the last decade with many philanthropic ventures including the Something Great Foundation, a family-run organization he formed in 2003 to provide a broad range of community-based support services.
Dan holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a BS from Widener University.