Dan is a the founder and CEO of 11X. Previously, he was a General Partner of Steamboat Ventures. Dan has spent the last 20 years in technology and finance as an investor, entrepreneur and operator. Dan currently has board roles at Freewheel, Baynote, Vobile, Fanzter, and Passenger. Dan's prior investments include Playdom, acquired by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), MoveNetworks, acquired by EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), and Greystripe, acquired by ValueClick (NASDAQ: VCLK). Prior to Steamboat, Dan was a co-founder and managing director of Plainview Capital, an innovative family of fundamental value investment funds that leverage a proprietary software platform, Plainview Analytics™. Before Plainview, Dan was an associate and partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Focusing on early stage software investments, Dan was involved with several successful, growing companies as an investor/advisor/board member including Employease, acquired by ADP (NASDAQ: ADP), Technorati, Starmine, acquired by Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI), and Method Home. Early in his career Dan was an officer and an F/A-18 Hornet jet instructor pilot for the U.S. Navy, completing over 275 aircraft carrier landings in tours of duty with the Atlantic Fleet. Dan received a BS in computer science as a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy in 1986, and received an MBA in finance from The Wharton School in 1998.