Dan is an entrepreneur and technologist who specializes in designing social and communications software, machine learning, recommendation
algorithms, and real-time marketplaces. He also works with optimization algorithms, user data analysis, and various economic tools.
Most recently, Dan was co-founder of Tappy which was acquired by Tinder. He serves at VP, Technology at Tinder, responsible for Machine
Learning, Data Science, Ranking Algorithms and Big Data. Previously, Dan was co-founder of Ad.ly and co-founder of Newroo which was
acquired in 2006 by Fox Interactive Media/NewsCorp. He then served as VP, Technology at the Fox Audience Network as it grew from zero to
the 5th-largest ad network. In 1999, he founded Corridor, inventing what is arguably the first modern social network.
He was previously a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and at the Brown University Computer Graphics Group. He has also consulted
for a variety of companies, including Cyberkinetics, which developed the first Brain-Computer Interface and won has various awards in Computer
Science and serves on several advisory boards, including Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. He is also an angel investor in early-stage tech startups.