Dan and Mike
Dan works on investments at Two Sigma Ventures, the VC arm of Two Sigma Investments, which actively funds startups in a number of spaces, including data science, AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, etc.
Previously, Dan co-founded SpeedDate.com, a venture-backed online dating service with over 23 million members that was sold to IAC. Dan's expertise includes growth hacking, fundraising, team building, subscription payments, web analytics, mobile product development, and more.
Prior to launching SpeedDate, Dan worked for IBM’s Business Consulting Services. He also spent time in Lazard’s Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group and at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation where he sourced investments in agriculture and information technology in the Philippines.
Dan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his BA in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University, where he cofounded the Columbia Entrepreneurship Club and grew an advertising business through the University’s incubator.
Dan is also a Kauffman Fellow and member of the Manhattan chapter of YPO.
Mike is the managing partner at Edge Harris Ventures.
Previously, Mike has worked as an entrepreneur, inventor, and early-stage investor. As Founder and CEO of Transmitive, his team developed the groundbreaking Memote remote-control platform, bringing together consumer electronics and mobile software. Mike is the lead inventor on and holds the patent for the remote control of obstructed, infrared-light-receiving devices via omnidirectional IR output. He has directly supervised physicists, electrical engineers, patent agents, industrial designers, software engineers, and web developers.
Mike studied Physics at Yale University while still in high school, graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian from Landmark College, and finished his academic career at Columbia University.
Mike is an active investor in early-stage companies, and was a first-round investor in both Dataminr and Artivest.