Dan has been a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners since 1996 and established and built the firm’s internet investment practice. Dan is actively investing in disruptive companies applying new technologies and business processes to large and often slow moving incumbent industries. He has led the firm’s investments and served on the boards of a number of successful companies including Amp Resources (acq'd by Enel), Ask Jeeves (IPO), BeFree (IPO), Coremetrics (acq'd by IBM), Fastclick (IPO, acq'd by ValueClick), Gamesville (acq'd by Lycos), Lycos (IPO), MapQuest (IPO, acq'd by AOL), N2 Broadband (acq'd by TANDBERG), Navic Networks (acq'd by Microsoft), NextCard (IPO), NYTimes Digital (acq'd by New York Times), Qihoo 360 (IPO), Quote.com (acq'd by Lycos), Raindance (IPO), RoweCom (IPO), and Trilogy Education (acq'd by 2U).
Dan has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science & Marketing from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.