A collection of images, videos, etc. related to Dan Engel’s past entrepreneurial endeavors and Engel Ventures’ investment portfolio.
Dan Engel’s Entrepreneurial Endeavors
In 2020, Dan launched a venture capital firm, Santa Barbara Venture Partners, covered here in Pacific Coast Business Times.
FastSpring Partners (2012)
Pictured here from left to right are Dan Engel, CEO; Ryan Dewell, SVP Software Development; Ken White, Chief Customer Service Officer; and Jason Foodman, SVP Corporate Development. To see the larger FastSpring team from some time ago, you can view the “FastSpring Family Tree” here
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Awards (2011)
FastSpring ranked #1 fastest-growing company in Greater Los Angeles area. Award period covers 2006-2010.
FastSpring ranked #13 fastest-growing company in North America (U.S. and Canada). Award period covers 2006-2010.
FastSpring brand “SaaSy” featured in TechCrunch: Online Subscription Billing Is Still A Hassle, SaaSy Aims To Change That (2011).
Dan Featured on Cover of a Business Magazine (2011)
Dan Engel & Tim Dir with FastSpring’s Inc. 500 Award (2011)
FastSpring ranked #53 in 2011 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies (#41 in 2010). See article here
Photo Source: Pacific Coast Business Times, Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 2011
Morpheus Animation Featured on Yahoo Home Page
An animation produced by Morpheus Software, one of Dan’s early software start-ups, is featured on the Yahoo home page. Morpheus’ digital photo animation videos generated over 50 million YouTube views from its multiple videos.
This fun video produced at Morpheus to demonstrate how our software can be used generated 20 million views and was nominated for the 2008 YouTube Awards.
Google Celebrates Picasa Acquisition (2004)
After Dan helped build GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting, he helped build Picasa, a photo software company acquired by pre-IPO Google in 2004. Picasa’s technology became what is today Google Photos.
A month after Google acquired Picasa in July 2004, Dan had the opportunity to experience Google’s historic IPO on August 19, 2004.
Dan Featured in Chilean Business Newspaper When Visiting Santiago, Chile (2004)
“New Guru of Entrepreneurs” is the article’s title when translated. Dan served in Chile as a Mentor to Endeavor, a non-profit organization which helps entrepreneurs in emerging market countries to accelerate their businesses. See article
Dan’s 1st Start-Up’s E-Commerce Store Goes Live (1999)
Dan Meets Investment Legend Phil Caret (1996)
Engel Ventures Investments
Stunning time-lapse video of produce treated with Apeel’s plant-based coating. Apeel was our first private company investment in 2014.
Our portfolio company TrackStreet’s software is used by brands to enforce product pricing policies across the web.
Auren Hoffman, CEO of our portfolio company SafeGraph, discusses the future of machine learning at Data Driven NYC.
Portfolio company Repurpose is the industry leader in alternative-to-plastic cutlery. Their cups are featured in this episode of Showtime’s Billions.