In 2000, Dan was founding Managing Partner of Frazier Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund in Seattle, where he stayed until 2006. FTV specialized in category-defining technology companies in communications and software.
From August 1997 through May 2000, he was General Manager of New Technology in Microsoft, where he was responsible for assessing Microsoft’s new technology needs and finding innovative ways to meet those needs through increasing internal research efforts, licensing, investment, or acquisition. In this role, Dan was also responsible for technology transfer into Microsoft’s product groups. Prior to that, Dan was General Manager for MSN with responsibility for transaction and services businesses, e-commerce, and alternate channels.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Dan was at AT&T for 15 years, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Consumer Interactive Services, where he designed and implemented AT&T’s first consumer-oriented Internet service offering, and Managing Director for Northern & Eastern Europe.
Dan chairs the Seattle Alliance of Angels. He sits on the boards of the Modumetal, Angel Capital Association, and the Dean's Leadership Council of UCSD Biological Sciences. He was previously chaired the board of Clearsight Systems and Neah Power Systems (NASDAQ: NPWS.PK), and was on the boards of SNAPin Software, eCommerce Industries, UUNET (NASDAQ: UUNT, until its acquisition by MFS), Geospiza, Open Port Technologies, Individual, Inc. (NASDAQ: INDV), General Magic (NASDAQ: GMGC), Web3000, Zero Crossing Engineering, the Technology Alliance, the Humane Society for Seattle and King County, Billing Revolution, Centri, and the Washington Software Association. Dan is also an advisor to Isotron, Web Tuner, and Womego.
Dan has a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University and a Ph.D in Biophysics from University of California, San Diego. He holds several patents in communications and Internet technologies.
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