Overview

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Primary Role
Founder and CEO @
Investments
6 Investments in 6 Companies
Born:
January 1, 1975
Gender:
Male
Location:
Seattle
Website:
http://danshapiro.com
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Person Details

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Dan Shapiro is the CEO and primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling board game in Kickstarter. He has previously spent time leading a Google subsidiary that operates comparison shopping products. Dan Shapiro joined Google when they bought his previous company, Sparkbuy, a comparison shopping website, where he was founder and CEO.

Before Sparkbuy, Dan Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named CEO of the Year by MobileBeat. Ontela was frequently recognized including the Dow Jones Top 10 in Wireless list, the CTIA award for Best Social Networking Application, and Breakthrough Startup of the Year by the WTIA.

Prior to founding Ontela, Dan Shapiro managed development of the RealArcade service at RealNetworks, enabling thousands of end-users to play classic games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Rollercoaster Tycoon on their desktops. He arrived at RealNetworks by way of Wildseed, where he managed software development for the Identity Cellular Phone. Dan Shapiro started his career at Microsoft working on Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

Dan Shapiro's articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wireless Week, and the Seattle PI, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He serves on the board of the non-profit Washington Technology Industry Association. He is a mentor for the Founder's Institute, 500 Startups, and Techstars. Dan Shapiro has been awarded eleven U.S. patents, and received his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Jobs (8)

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Current

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

Nov 17, 2014 - Current   (almost 2 years)

CEO

Sep 1, 2013 - Current   (about 3 years)

Mentor

Aug 1, 2012 - Current   (about 4 years)
Past
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Company
Jun 1, 2011
Nov 1, 2013
CEO of Google Comparison Inc
Dec 22, 2009
Jun 1, 2012
Founder
Jun 1, 2010
Jul 1, 2011
CEO
Dec 23, 2005
Dec 22, 2009
CEO

Board & Advisor Roles (4)

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Investments (6)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2015$27.4M / Equity CrowdfundingPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1.42M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$425k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$3.5M / Series BPersonal Investment

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