Fellows Directory

Dan Abelon

Two Sigma Ventures

Dan joined Two Sigma Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2015. Today he invests in startups that use advanced tech such as data science, AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics.

Dan is a serial entrepreneur and investor. His investing activities include VenSeed, an accelerator for high-potential venture capital managers, Edge Harris, a family office in New York that he is helping to establish a seed fund.

Dan has helped incubate technology products including ReadyGraph, a SaaS tool that allows websites to automate their growth; and SIGNL, a big data tool that detects when private companies start achieving momentum. Previously, Dan co-founded SpeedDate.com, a venture-backed online dating service with over 23 million members that was sold to IAC. In order to bring the speed dating concept online, Dan gained expertise in growth hacking, subscription payments, web analytics, and mobile product development.

Prior to launching SpeedDate, Dan worked for IBM's Business Consulting Services. He also spent time in Lazard's Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group and at the World Bank's International Finance Corporation where he sourced investments in agriculture and information technology in the Philippines.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Dan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Columbia University, where he cofounded the Columbia Entrepreneurship Club and grew an advertising business through the university's incubator.

Dan loves to travel, and has worked in international development as a volunteer in various countries, including Ghana, Thailand, and Ukraine. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the keytar, composing digital music, skiing, and biking. Dan serves as an Endeavor Expert, mentoring entrepreneurs in the developing world, and is a member of the Manhattan chapter of YPO.

As a member of Class 19, Dan performed his fellowship at VenSeed.