We work closely with the best and brightest entrepreneurs and technologists to help turn ideas into category-defining companies. Our experience in the wireless, software and communications sectors allow us to be uniquely effective in building value quickly. By early involvement, we can help entrepreneurs get it right on the first try – the technology architecture, the business model, the financing plan, and strategic framework. This allows precious resources to be used for maximum advantage, leaving the founding team with a larger share of the company.
As VC funds have increased in size, they must put more money to work in their companies. Hence, they are often in conflict with entrepreneurs founding companies – they either don’t have the time for the kind of direct involvement the entrepreneur needs and/or they want to put more money into the company which might have long-term repercussions.
Our model is an entrepreneur-friendly one. We select a few projects a year to ensure that our involvement is timely and relevant. Feel free to contact us..
Meet our team
Daniel Rosen, PhD
CEO Dan Rosen & Associates
Dan Rosen is CEO and President of Dan Rosen & Associates, an early-stage technology investment and advisory firm. Dan is also Chair of the Alliance of Angels. He is a well-known photographer (see rosen.photo)
In 2000, Dan was founding Managing Partner of Frazier Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund in Seattle, where he stayed until 2006. FTV specialized in category-defining technology companies in communications and software.
From August 1997 through May 2000, he was General Manager of New Technology in Microsoft, where he was responsible for assessing Microsoft’s new technology needs and finding innovative ways to meet those needs through increasing internal research efforts, licensing, investment, or acquisition. In this role, Dan was also responsible for technology transfer into Microsoft’s product groups. Prior to that, Dan was General Manager for MSN with responsibility for transaction and services businesses, e-commerce, and alternate channels.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Dan was at AT&T for 15 years, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Consumer Interactive Services, where he designed and implemented AT&T’s first consumer-oriented Internet service offering, and Managing Director for Northern & Eastern Europe.
Dan chairs the Seattle Alliance of Angels. He has a portfolio of over 60 startup companies. He sits on the boards of the Transformative Med (Chair), Haute Hounds, and the Alliance of Angels Seed Fund II.
He was previously chaired the board of Clearsight Systems and Neah Power Systems (NASDAQ: NPWS.PK), and was on the boards of Modumetal, SNAPin Software, eCommerce Industries, UUNET (NASDAQ: UUNT, until its acquisition by MFS), Angel Capital Association, and the Dean’s Leadership Council of UCSD Biological Sciences, Geospiza, Open Port Technologies, Individual, Inc. (NASDAQ: INDV), General Magic (NASDAQ: GMGC), Web3000, Zero Crossing Engineering, the Technology Alliance, the Humane Society for Seattle and King County, Billing Revolution, Centri, and the Washington Software Association. Dan was also an advisor to Isotron, Web Tuner, Verdant Theraputics, Triton Health & Nutrition, and Footvote.
Dan has a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University and a Ph.D in Biophysics from University of California, San Diego. He holds several patents in communications, e-commerce, and Internet technologies.