Dan and Mike
Dan is cofounder of SIGNL, a tool that leverages big data to create a better process for finding companies with momentum; and ReadyGraph, a SaaS tool that creates a friendly way for websites to automate growth. 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 an entrepreneur, inventor, and inveterate 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.
He is an active investor in early-stage fintech companies, and was an early first-round investor in both Dataminr and Artivest.
A member of the Milstein family, which owns and operates Emigrant Savings Bank, New York Private Bank & Trust, Milstein Properties, Milstein Ventures, and Milford Management, Mike has close ties to banking, real estate, and traditional venture financing, which supplement his excellent access to deal flow as part of the New York City tech startup world.