Dan is a partner at Decibel where he focuses on helping founders build the next-generation of disruptive ML / AI, cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity companies. He loves working with founders who have paradigm-changing visions and partnering with them - starting from ideation to building and scaling enduring businesses. Prior to joining Decibel, he was a Vice President at Battery Ventures where he led investments in Databricks, SumoLogic, Expel, Contrast Security and InfluxData. Earlier in his career, Dan worked at VMware and spent time at UBS in the technology investment banking group.
Dan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is an avid fan of his hometown football club FC Bayern Munich. In 2019, Dan made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Venture Capital.
Works side by side with founders in good times and in bad.
Open source community building and bottom-up / PLG strategies.
You can find me playing any sport that has a ball and grass involved.