Dan Levitan is co-founder and partner at Maveron. With over 25 years of experience in venture capital and the investment-banking world, Dan co-founded Maveron in 1998 alongside Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Starbucks. He was named one of the top venture capitalists in Forbes 2014 Midas List.
The duo saw an opportunity to finance innovative consumer companies to help them reach their full potential. Dan has led many Maveron investments, including Cranium, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Pinkberry, and zulily. He has directed many successful exits in the last ten years, including Auctionpay (acquired by Global Payments), Capella Education Company, Cranium (acquired by Hasbro), Quellos (acquired by BlackRock), Good Technology (acquired by Motorola), and Shutterfly).
Dan is also a board member for the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. He enjoys helping future entrepreneurial leaders, and has participated as a judge and mentor for several years in the annual Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest.
He also serves on the board of the Seattle Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. He currently serves on the board of directors for NextFoods, PayNearMe, Pinkberry, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Trupanion and zulily.
Dan has a BA, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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- 04/19/11 -techcrunch.com