Come Meet Dan Levitan of Maveron

Seattle is privileged to have a number of outstanding VCs. In the select group that have put our community on the national/global map for venture capital is Dan Levitan. If you are not familiar with Dan, he’s the guy who co-founded venture capital firm Maveron with Howard Schultz.

Dan has led many Maveron investments, including Seattle-based companies zulily, Trupanion and Cranium.  He has directed a number of successful exits, including eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY),  Potbelly (NASDAQ:PBPB), Auctionpay (acquired by Global Payments Inc. NASDAQ: GPN), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), Cranium (acquired by Hasbro NASDAQ: HAS), Quellos (acquired by Blackrock NASDAQ: BLK), Good Technology (acquired by Motorola NASDAQ: MOT), and Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY). Forbes recently named him to its Midas List—the magazine’s annual ranking of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world.

If there was ever a time to explore the mind of an explosively successful venture capitalist, this is it.

We don’t limit ourselves to breakfast here - come join us for a chat with Dan in the afternoon, 4:30-6 PM.

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  • Nathan V.

    If anyone got some good notes could you share them please? I had to leave early to go to the CCSE. Thanks!

    1 · July 24

    • Nathan V.

      Amazing! Thank you so much for the notes :)

      July 25

    • Sasha

      Thank you for posting this.

      July 26

  • Ruchit G.

    Wisdom! Thanks Buzz & Joe for putting this together.

    1 · July 25

  • Cathleen P.

    Insightful and engaging discussion. Thank you for bringing this together!

    1 · July 25

  • Stephen Andrew F.

    Such great advise from a very approachable person. Thanks for putting this on!

    1 · July 24

  • Matt

    This was incredible! Thank you so much to everyone who came and to the organizers for sharing Dan with the community. I had a great time and met some great people.

    July 24

  • Sasha

    Thank you to the organizers, the audience, and Dan for this awesome meetup.


    July 24

  • Buzz B.

    Great event! Dan was outstanding!

    1 · July 24

  • Lynne G.

    Great meeting and discussion. Thanks, Joe and DWT for supporting this event. Very insightful!

    1 · July 24

  • Nick R.

    Just fantastic content and such an amazing opportunity! Totally blown away at the candid access to one of the best.

    1 · July 24

  • Cynthia H.

    Dan. lets talk about preference science and how it changes the world.... Best, Cynthia

    1 · July 24

  • Neill B.

    Great event and tons of actionable information. Thanks Dan and to DWT for putting on a quality event!

    1 · July 24

  • Ana

    There is also an ed-tech meetup at 6pm same day - - I'll be attending that after this meetup - it's good for those interested in K-12 education.

    1 · July 22

  • Nathan V.

    Anyone going to the CCSE meeting afterwards?

    July 19

    • Nathan V.

      @Josh - Kinda open? It costs $75 and runs from 5:30-8:30pm. No idea how many people are going yet.

      July 21

    • Nathan V.

      Website link:­

      (is there an edit button on comments?)

      July 21

  • Shanika W.

    Thanks Joe, definitely worth coming. Be there for sure.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Maureen D.

    Sounds like a VC with a lot of rich wisdom worth tapping into

    1 · June 19, 2014

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