Co-Founder and Managing Director
Danny has worked closely with private early-stage and mature public companies in the communications, media and technology industries for over two decades. He has been active investing in and helping guide several successful entrepreneurial start-ups prior to co-founding Atlantic Venture Partners, the predecessor to DFJ Gotham Ventures.
Danny focuses on investing in startups in e-commerce and fashion tech, financial services and mobile technologies and enterprise software. He is attracted to entrepreneurs that seek creative disruption with their startups and loves to see entrepreneurs succeed. Currently, he is responsible for the firms investments in Totsy, Yipit and the firms newest investment, still in stealth. Most recently he exited Gotham’s investment in Pivot, sold to the CME Group, and Magnolia Broadband in their partial exit to Google.
Danny has led a number of Gotham’s successful exits to date including the firms’ investments in XOsoft (acquired by CA) and Pivot and was responsible as well for Gotham’s investment in Massive through its successful acquisition by Microsoft. Additionally, he sat on the board of Pantero (data integration middleware) through its sale to Progress Software and was a board member of SMART System Technologies (contactless payment and CRM platform). His personal successful investments include SMARTS (acquired by EMC), Insulair (acquired by Georgia Pacific), Active Impulse Systems (acquired by Phillips) and PassLogix (acquired by Oracle).
He is a mentor with the Kauffman Fellows Program and Endeavor Global and is currently Co-chair of INGENUITY 2012, New York’s premier startup venture conference. Prior to co-founding DFJ Gotham, Danny was a senior banker with Lehman Brothers in the Equity Capital Markets groups in both New York and London focused on technology and emerging growth companies. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the endowment fund of the American Friends of The Hebrew University and is active with Autism Speaks and their Hacking Autism efforts.
Danny is a graduate of Columbia University where he received his bachelor's degree in Economics. He and his family reside in Westchester, New York. Outside of work and family activities, he can frequently be found at roughly 10pm somewhere in Westchester playing ice hockey, or in nicer weather training for his next triathlon.