Dan Gilbert ADVISOR
Mr. Gilbert is a high-tech entrepreneur, executive, and investor. He is the co-founder and COO of San Francisco-based mobile startup BeeBell (www.beebell.com) and serves on the Boards of Directors of cybersecurity leader WISeKey NA and Belgian consumer video service DVDPost. Mr. Gilbert is an investor and advisor to companies including Entytle (www.entytle.com), Peloton Interactive (www.pelotoncycle.com), Premo Network (www.premonetwork.com), Swell Energy (www.swellenergy.com) and Trōv (www.trov.com), with a focus on deploying processes, systems and teams to support rapid growth.
Mr. Gilbert began his career in management consulting with McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearney, later holding leadership positions at leading technology companies including Webvan, Palm and Cisco Systems. He also served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Customer Service at Barnes & Noble, helping to drive the company’s expansion into digital reading. Mr. Gilbert led the supply chain for the NOOK® product line, spanning new product introduction, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and customer service.
He has been an active member of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s longest-standing angel investment group, since 2009, serving as a Limited Partner in the Band’s Acorn Fund. He also serves as a Founding Contributor on the Funding Board of MIT’s Sandbox Innovation Fund Program, sits on the MIT Corporation’s Visiting Committee for the Social Sciences and advises QuakeFinder (www.quakefinder.com), a non-profit developing technology to detect and analyze electromagnetic earthquake precursors. Mr. Gilbert graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.