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General Partner at Commerce Ventures
Harvard University

Person Details


Dan is Founder and General Partner of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in the retail and financial services eco-systems. Commerce Ventures represents a broad, highly strategic set of investors and, thus far, the firm has invested in six portfolio companies since its launch in early 2013.

Prior to creating Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital and invested primarily in mobile and payments startups. During his time at Highland, he made several investments, worked with a total of 9 portfolio companies, and held 4 Board seats.

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 (RSAS, acquired by EMC); and as a fintech software consultant for American Management Systems (AMSY, acquired by CGI Group). He has been a volunteer advisor in programs such as Mondelez’s Mobile Futures, Summer @ Highland, HBS Angels, NAR’s Reach Accelerator, NFTE and First Growth Venture Network.

Dan received his BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his MBA from Harvard.

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