Dan Beldy previously served as managing partner at Airwing Ventures and a founding partner of Powerplant Ventures. Dan has spent the last 20 years in technology and finance as a venture capitalist. Previously, Dan was a managing director at Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, where he led the U.S. venture team. Before that, he was a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, one of the first venture firms to focus exclusively on software investments.
Dan has been involved with several successful companies as an investor and advisor including GoPro; Edgecast, acquired by Verizon; Playdom, acquired by Disney; and FreeWheel, acquired by Comcast, to name a few.
Earlier in his career, Dan was an F/A-18 fighter pilot and instructor in the U.S. Navy and served with the Brazilian Navy during an exchange program. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in computer science with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from The Wharton School. He enjoys family and friends, golf, triathlons and is an avid Springsteen fan. Dan has completed 290+ carrier landings, delivered 25,000+ copies of the NY Daily News, and has completed a triathlon at Alcatraz and a marathon in Antarctica.