The Business of (Tech) Startups

Don't miss this one! Dan Henderson, Investment Director at the CIT GAP Funds will talk about starting, running and now funding tech startups.

Dan joined CIT in 2013 and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and deal structuring. His areas of focus include enterprise software, Internet infrastructure / datacenter, and digital media.  Dan comes to the GAP Fund with 18 years of experience driving growth in software and technology companies, and over the past 13 years has been a founder or early employee at four startups. With leadership experience and expertise in customer development, product marketing, and product strategy, Dan has experience across both venture-backed startups as well as large enterprise organizations. Dan most recently ran business development and strategy for a venture-backed healthcare startup, BeClose. Before that, he ran all aspects of marketing for FastSoft, a Los Angeles-based venture-backed cloud software company spun out of the California Institute of Technology, which was acquired by Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM). 

Prior to FastSoft, Dan founded and ran Bhavan Media, a digital media company that streams Indian TV for Indian ex-patriots living in the U.S. Before that, he founded and ran i-Vantage, an IT services business, which he successfully sold in 2003. Previously, he spent several years as an IT consultant at top-tier consulting firms including Deloitte & Touche.  

Dan has been published multiple times and has served as panelist and featured guest at numerous industry events.  He has also held several leadership positions within his community and presently serves on the Board of a national non-profit, City Hall Fellows, and is the Falls Church Commissioner of the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging. Dan earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.A. from Oberlin College.



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  • Mayank G.

    Excellent meetup and great presentation! Thanks!

    2 · March 19

  • Srini V.

    Dan from CIT did a great presentation . Great group of people.

    1 · March 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good refresher, classic advice for startups and those seeking investors

    1 · March 18

  • Debi R.

    Hi, this event is from 5:30-7:30pm. Please ignore the calendar on www.loudounsourcelink.org if it is stating a different time. (We are having some technical problems with the calendar). Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.

    March 13

  • Wayne C.

    The Loudoun Startup event seems to conflict with this event: https://nvite.com/disruptors/designlab

    March 2

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