Mr. Daniels represents startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings. He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions. Mr. Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle over $5 billion of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions. Additionally, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 25 IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer.
Mr. Daniels also serves as outside general counsel for numerous companies, assisting them with everything from day-to-day business transactions to multinational strategic alliance transactions ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to joint ventures. He focuses on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors, and has experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, biotech, cleantech, consumer, digital media, ecommerce, energy, Internet of Things, Fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software, UAVs and telecommunications.
Kat Utecht, Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
Penn Venture Partners
Dean is Co-Founder and Managing Director for Penn Venture Partners, a vc fund for primarily for early-stage tech companies. He is also currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of USC Rossier EdVentures, an education ecosystem at USC. Previously he was VP of another vc fund and part of the founding management team and EVP of an organization which establishes and operates children’s hospitals in developing countries. Dean was Assistant to the Executive Director at the World Bank focusing on project quality, education and health sector policy, Africa, and Asia. He began his professional career as an International Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, working on Asia and the Middle East. Dean received his M.Phil. and Graduate Diploma from Cambridge University and his B.A. from Wheaton College.