Dan Bruns is one of the pioneers of the online and internet industry and a leader in what is now known as social media. Dan leads Mzinga Labs, bringing to Mzinga over two decades of entrepreneurial experience in online technology and service innovation.
During his career, he has twice testified on telecommunications policy issues before the U.S. Congress.
Danâ€™s extensive industry experience includes:
Dan was co-founder and CEO of Prospero Technologies, where he was instrumental in developing the companyâ€™s community platform, social media and moderation tools.
Earlier in his career, Dan served as Chairman and CEO of Delphi Internet Services as it became the first commercial online service to provide access to the Internet in 1992. He also oversaw the sale of the company to Rupert Murdochâ€™s News Corporation in 1993.
In 1996, Dan reacquired Delphi and leveraged the companyâ€™s assets to build a new platform for white-labeled community applications. It has since evolved into Mzingaâ€™s current social media and online community technology platform.
Dan served on the board of the Videotex Industry/Interactive Services Association for 8 years, including one as its Vice Chairman.
Dan was also co-founder of the Knowledge Factory, creating CompanyLink in conjunction with the Pulitzer Publishing Company.
Dan is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Business School.