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Co-Founder & Partner, Maveron
Dan Levitan has over 25 years of collective experience in venture capital and investing, specializing in leading consumer and retail businesses. Eager to help innovative companies realize their full potential, Dan launched Maveron, in 1998, with Howard Schultz, former CEO and current Executive Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company.
In his 20-year career at Maveron, Dan has led many successful exits, including zulily (NASDAQ: ZU), Potbelly (NASDAQ: PBPB), Trupanion (NYSE: TRUP), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Allbirds, Arivale, PlutoVR, Pro.com, and Trupanion.
Dan currently serves as Vice Chair of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for Seattle Children’s which oversees $2B in AUM. Dan is also a board member of The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School where he acts as a judge at the annual New Venture Competition. Dan is also chair of Brothers for Life, a charity that helps wounded Israeli combat soldiers.
Dan has been recognized by Forbes on its Midas List as one of the industry’s top technology investors. Dan has also been named NASDAQ private company director of the year. He graduated from Horace Mann School, received a BA magna cum laude from Duke University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.