Daniel Heck

Daniel Heck

Partner, Stage 2 Capital

Dan is an Investment Partner at Stage 2. Together with Liz Christo, he spends most of his time focused on identifying, learning about, and supporting companies that use bits to move people, money, or things in the real world.

Before Stage 2, Dan was an Investment Partner at OpenView, where he supported investments into the teams at Highspot, Optimize Health, Postscript, project44, and Zipwhip (acq’d by Twilio for $850M). Prior to OpenView, Dan spent time at Touchdown Ventures and Hyde Park Angels, where he supported investments into companies like Tubi (acq’d by Fox for $440M), Branch, Provi, Shipbob, and Fourkites.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys reading (favorite recent non-fiction: The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson; favorite recent fiction: The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu), traveling (favorite trips: Tromso, Norway; Glacier National Park; Fiji), and exploring new restaurants (too many favorites to list…a few are Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis, Monteverde in Chicago, Boia De in Miami, and John’s Roast Pork in Philly).

6 years of his life, lots of money, and appreciation for the institution compel him to share that he has degrees in History (AB), Economics (AB), and an MBA from The University of Chicago, all with honors.