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BirthplaceTampa, FL, USA


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, MBA 1999
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
UNC School of Law, JD 1999
New media and intellectual property law
UF, BE 1991
Computer Engineering

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Dan Rua

Dan is a venture capitalist, with a focus on early-stage company building alongside passionate technology entrepreneurs.

Dan is an experienced early-stage venture capital investor with a technology foundation and product design, development and management experience. Inflexion Fund is his third early-stage venture capital fund. Prior to Inflexion, Dan was a Partner with Draper Atlantic, the east coast fund of Silicon Valley’s highly successful early-stage venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Dan has participated in funding and building thirty-two companies and managed funds totaling over $140 million.

Prior to Draper, Dan gained startup operating experience in Research Triangle and gained seven years of operating technology experience in IBM’s Networking Research Labs. He designed or led a variety of networking projects involving encryption, high performance routing, data compression, packet switching, and telephony protocols.

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