Co Founder Bidvine (Techstars), ex-LivingSocial, GoNabit
Dan’s expertise lies in conceptualising and leading product development plus developing, stress-testing and operationalising business models for online marketplaces. Plus, he’s great at identifying talent. He currently leads product and design as a co-founder of Bidvine – a Techstars London Winter 2014 cohort participant. Dan’s chief professional success was founding and leading GoNabit as CEO. GoNabit was the first and leading group-buying site in the MENA region. He led the expansion of GoNabit from the UAE to Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt. GoNabit was acquired by LivingSocial in July 2011 in the Middle East’s first e-commerce acquisition. Post-acquisition he held senior positions at LivingSocial including Managing Director (CEO) MENA and Senior Director Canada. He also held senior roles in ad tech at AdGear where he led sales and go-to-market strategy and at Bayt.com as Chief Possibility Officer. At Bayt he owned business development, corporate strategy and new product initiatives. Furthermore, he held an intrapreneur role convening internal teams to launch new businesses. he also founded Intilaq – Bayt’s corporate venture capital arm – looking at seed funding for early stage ventures. His 4 years at Bayt.com began as Sales Director of the Enterprise Sales Division where he built the Enterprise Sales team from cold-start to 30 staff in 9 cities across 6 countries in the Middle East. Recently he has become an active advisor, mentor and angel investor providing capital and time to early-stage technology startups and young entrepreneurs. He has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Toronto, and a Hons. BA from Wilfrid Laurier University.