General Counsel, VC & Advisor
Dan has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has been corporate counsel, outside general counsel and deal lawyer for small, medium, and large companies in the technology and interactive entertainment industries. He has done hundreds of M&A deals, incorporations, financings, technology, and content deals, and has built and led numerous legal departments and deal teams for domestic and international clients. He is also an active angel investor through Blue Heron Ventures.
In early 2013. He joined Oculus VR as an early stage investor through his angel investing vehicle, Blue Heron Ventures, and also served as Oculus’ general counsel prior to launch of DK1 through the closing of the sale to Facebook. As Oculus’ GC, Dan closed Oculus’ Series A in 2013, Series B in 2014, and then its $2.4 Billion sale to Facebook.
After Oculus he returned to private practice and his law firm O&A, P.C. while pursuing angel investing through Blue Heron Ventures. His goal with O&A is to provide to startups and growth companies the services and expertise that he provided to Oculus as its general counsel and as an early stage angel investor. To help achieve that goal, O&A and Blue Heron Ventures has launched StartupProgram to help entrepreneurs and startups navigate their way through all the legal minefields.