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Daley Ervin


Daley is a Managing Director of Engage, where he focuses on enterprise investments, leads corporate partner relationships, and assists portfolio founders in partnership development and go-to-market strategy.

Engage is a collaborative innovation and corporate venture platform comprised of a leading research institution and 14 Fortune 500s in the Southeast that have joined forces to invest in startups building the future of the enterprise. Engage Corporate Partners include: Chick-fil-a, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, Delta, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power, Georgia Tech, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE), Inspire Brands, Invesco, The Home Depot, UPS, and Wellstar.

Prior to Engage, Daley spent more than ten years leading four venture-backed startups on three continents. He was most recently Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Amazon-backed Nucleus based in New York. Before that, Daley was General Manager and Head of North American Operations for Shanghai-based Student.com, and was founding team and General Manager of North America for YPlan based in London, which later sold to Timeout Group. He started his career as part of the International Expansion team at Airbnb and eventually led sales for North America there.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

As an ultramarathoner and extreme endurance athlete, Ervin set the United States’ pairs record having rowed 3,000 miles over 45-days across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to the Caribbean in the “World’s Toughest Rowing Race.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business and Communication from Arizona State University.

Daley is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 26 and is serving his fellowship at Engage under mentors Kobie Fuller and Leo Polovets.