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Dan Cohen

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO Accomplio, product development firm focused on connected devices and IoT. Serial entrepreneur and experienced product management leader.

CEO Accomplio, product development firm focused on connected devices and IoT. Serial entrepreneur and experienced product management leader.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

mySpoonful
Personity

Advisor

Scalio
Carnegie Mellon University
Leanplum
Carnegie Mellon University

Positions

CEO and Chief Product Officer Accomplio 2012 - present
VP Product Management (Consulting) CrowdFlower 2012 - 2012
Cofounder/CEO mySpoonful 2010 - 2012
VP Product Management (Consulting) ChefsBest 2011 - 2011
General Manager (Consulting) Zoomerang 2010 - 2010
CEO (Consulting) Keibi Technologies 2009 - 2009
CEO Pageflakes 2007 - 2009
Senior Director, My Yahoo! Yahoo! 2006 - 2007
Group Product Manager, Personalized Products Google 2005 - 2006
Entrepreneur in Residence and Executive Advisor to the Dean Carnegie Mellon University 2004 - 2005
CEO, President, Cofounder Personity 2000 - 2003
Vice President Strategic Partnerships (Business Development) IKON Technology Services 1998 - 1999
Director, Applications Development Practice IKON Technology Services 1997 - 1998

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Hardware • Mobile • Software • Management • Product management • Go to market strategy • Connected Devices • Consumer Electronics • Entrepreneurship • Product Marketing • Startups • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • IoT- Internet of Things

Key Accomplishments

Dan's experience ranges from founding and serving as CEO of startups to developing and leading technology businesses and product teams in large companies. His roles have encompassed a full spectrum of operational areas including general management, product management, product marketing, strategy and business development.

Dan leads Accomplio and its product management team. Dan's team helps businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish their vision by rapidly developing customer-ready products, integrating product management services across design, user experience, strategy, and software and hardware engineering. As a consulting executive, Dan has served in key functional roles including CEO, General Manager and Vice President of Product Management. Several of Dan’s clients have achieved exits through acquisition.

Dan was previously CEO of Pageflakes, a venture-backed social personalized start page for the consumer web. He led Pageflakes through its entire lifecycle, from beta concept to an award-winning web app with a growing user base and international operations, ultimately resulting in the company’s acquisition. Dan has also served as Head of My Yahoo!, the most popular personalized start page in the world with over 60 million unique visitors, and as Group Product Manager of Personalized Products at Google.

Prior to those roles, Dan was the CEO and cofounder of Personity, a Motorola-funded provider of presence server infrastructure and consumer applications for mobile operators. Personity was later acquired by Openwave.

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Divya Shah
Founder, Cureous, Inc. Previously Sr. Director of Strategy, Consumer, Health & Life Sciences, Oracle. Texas A&M grad.
Divya Shah
Founder, Cureous, Inc. Previously Sr. Director of Strategy, Consumer, Health & Life Sciences, Oracle. Texas A&M grad.
he is a great thought leader!
Robert Freedman
They're my current cofounder  •  VP Products and Services, Co-Founder, Accomplio. Previously Senior Director, Product Marketing, Telegent Systems (acquired by Spreadtrum).
Dan has an impressive grasp of what it takes to attract and keep a customer. He understands how to meet the initial need and expand the sol ... ution as the customer grows with your product. And he understands what it takes to get a customer to "pay" for product -- whether it's in real $$s or time/mind-share.
Frank Demmler
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Riverfront Ventures and Vice President, Entrepreneurial Executives Team, Innovation Works. Harvard Business School grad.
I have known Dan for about 30 years. I was the lead investor in one of his companies and saw his leadership and commercial skills first hand ... . Dan has "been there, done that." Any entrepreneur would benefit from a relationship with Dan.
Rick Thau
We worked together  •  Board Advisor, WaterCity Inc. and Managing Director, The Thaught Process.
He is an entrepreneurial guy with good imagination and strong work ethic
Jonathan Brelsford, CFA
We worked together  •  Vice President of Finance & Investments, The Pittsburgh Foundation. Previously Vice President of Investments, The Pittsburgh Foundation. Carnegi
Dan has extensive experience in operating services and products. He has acquired this in numerous startups he has been involved with as wel ... l as in the largest internet companies.
Thanos Diacakis
We worked together  •  VP Technology & Engineering, Accomplio. Previously CTO, Livifi. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Dan and I have been partners in several startups and businesses over the years. He’s a great leader that knows how to build and lead succe ... ssful teams. He’s also a talented product management leader that knows how to unify and drive engineering, design, and business functions to produce products that are consistently focused on customer needs and product-market-fit.

Niall Smart
Cofounder & CTO, Hightower. Previously GM Product Management (Cloud), RealNetworks.
He's...well, smart!

Avary Kent
They're my mentor  •  VP of Operations, Puzzlebox and Co-founder, Impact IQ.
Avary has what it takes to be an entrepreneur. She has an ideal combination of drive, extreme intelligence, charm and passion. She has sh ... own that she is willing to work her butt off on entrepreneurial ventures and get great results, but now it's time for her to build one of her own with some great cofounders. Let's let Avary in, she's someone that everyone will know in the near future.

Christina Tseng
They're my school  •  MommyTimeshare.com. Previously Dir. of Operations, Product Manager, Oracle, Wharton grad., Management + IT Consultant.
Incredibly smart, willing to take risks and pursues her venture relentlessly

Robert Freedman

Robert rules!

Frank Demmler
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Riverfront Ventures and Vice President, Entrepreneurial Executives Team, Innovation Works. Harvard Business School grad.
Frank has been a mentor, friend and advisor to me since my earliest days as an entrepreneur in college. He's is a veteran investor whose wis ... dom, network and experience with hundreds of startups are incredible assets to entrepreneurs, particularly first-timers. Frank is incredibly supportive, and is always thinking about how he can help and advocate for his companies. He's honest, straightforward, and a great guy.

Tom Marchok
Sr Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, Cisco. Stanford GSB grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Tom is a seasoned professional in business strategy corporate venture capital, and partnerships and is one of the most brilliant people I kn ... ow. He's the rare combination of technical knowledge and business wisdom, making him an ideal advisor to emerging startups.

Eric Singer
We worked together  •  Owner, SingerBots. NYU grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Eric is quite simply a genius and a visionary. He's that rare combination of a highly talented engineer, an innovative entrepreneur, and a c ... reative artist and musician. That's evidenced by his pioneering design and development of robotic musical instruments as the founder of LEMUR, whose work has been featured around the world. He's constantly coming up with really interesting ideas and product concepts. I highly recommend him as a great technical/product cofounder.