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Dane H. Madsen

Entrepreneur • Advisor United States, US

Founder | CEO, SVP Business Development, Business Development Leadership.

Founder | CEO, SVP Business Development, Business Development Leadership.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


Business Development Leadership
Blue Earth Labs, LLC




Founder | CEO, SVP Business Development Business Development Leadership 2016 - present
Founder | CEO Blue Earth Labs, LLC January 2010 - February 2016
Director AlwaysOnVacation July 2007 - December 2015
Founding Director Weblistic, Inc. November 2005 - March 2008
Advisor LocalBlox May 2012 - present
CEO Commoca, Inc April 2005 - August 2006
CEO Level Consulting | Strategy, Business Development Dane Madsen Strategy Consulting January 2005 - present
Founder, CEO June 2000 - December 2004
EVP Corporate Development GlobalGate, Inc. February 1999 - June 2000
Co Founder, CEO April 1996 - June 1998
First VP Sutro & Company January 1996 - January 1999
VP, Regional Manager Stifel Financial Corp. February 1994 - January 1996
VP, Branch Manager Shearson Lehman Hutton November 1988 - August 1993


University of Nevada-Las Vegas History

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

M&a • Business Development • Business Strategy • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

• I have founded new businesses in a space with overwhelmingly dominant incumbent players and beat them at their game for a fraction of the cost and became the model at key industry association conferences that yes, it could be done.
• I evolved a consumer hardware business to software and content when the old model did not work though unique relationships and determination to develop partnerships locally and globally.
• I challenged a centuries old process in physical sciences to think different about how they have managed crucial resources, and changed the way they have thought about it forever while forging significant relationships in the USA and China.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am an active adviser, not a decorative one. My interest is to understand the broad company direction and focus, then to dig into the area the leadership team needs assistance.
I possess thirty-five years of financial services experience (including several corporate roles with NYSE member firms), highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors in startup and later-stage organizations in digital media and software (with three successful exits) and in clean/green technology focused on fresh water. Each of these roles included all stages of planning and go-to-market execution. I have past and current start-up and early stage advisory roles as a consultant or as a member of the advisory and corporate Boards of Directors. Additionally, I am deeply knowledgeable of investor relations and have a network of contacts in the investment world, both in private equity and venture finance. My relationships are primarily North America and Asia, specifically the PRC.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Dane is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Corey Kronengold
Marketing, Boxfish. Previously Vice President, Marketing, The 614 Group. Boston grad.
An amazing mentor. His breadth of experience and no BS approach make him someone I trust inherently for advice in any situation.
Matthew Brandt
Founding Partner, LYB International. Wharton grad.
Dane is a great guy. Very sharp. Very plugged in. Long track-record of successes (and some failures to learn from as well).
Rob 'Spider' Graham
Course Instructor, American Management Association and CEO, Chief Digital Officer, Trainingcraft.
Apart from being a successful entrepreneur and startup professional, Dane has exhibited throughout his career that he understands that being ... successful in business takes a lot more than understanding how to make money. Dane is exceptional in how he works with and treats other people and his ability to direct and foster innovative thinking and planning.
Dan Miller
Founder and Sr. Analyst, Opus Research. Previously Sr. Analyst, Zelos.
Dan has vast experience in both entrepreneurship and classic business. I wholeheartedly endorse him