Dan Beldy is the Director of Knightship. Dan recently left Steamboat Ventures where he was a Managing Director for the past 5 years. Dan has spent the last 20 years in technology and finance as an investor, entrepreneur and operator.
Prior to Steamboat, Dan was a co-founder and managing director of Plainview Capital, an innovative family of fundamental value investment funds that leverage a proprietary software platform, Plainview Analytics™. Before Plainview, Dan was an associate and partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Focusing on early stage software investments, Dan was involved with several successful, growing companies as an investor / advisor / board member including Employease, acquired by ADP (NASDAQ: ADP), Technorati, Starmine, Method Home and Maxion Technologies.
Early in his career Dan was an officer and an F/A-18 Hornet jet instructor pilot for the U.S. Navy, completing over 275 aircraft carrier landings in tours of duty with the Atlantic Fleet.
Dan received a BS in computer science as a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy in 1986, and received an MBA in finance from The Wharton School in 1998.