Hi, I'm Dan Shipper and I’m thinking things through.

I’m an entrepreneur and writer living in New York City. Right now, I’m a partner at the First Round Capital Product Co-Op and I'm working on an illustrated novella about entrepreneurship called How To Make Recess Last Forever.

About me...

In college I started a company called Firefly with some friends. In 2014 we sold it to Pega (NASDQA:PEGA). Before selling, we bootstrapped it to nearly $500,000 ARR with only two people - for most of this I was still in school. I flew from my graduation ceremony to Boston to finish signing the deal.

At Pega I built a 10 person team, and brought Firefly to some of the largest financial services and insurance companies in the world. I was the principal on the Firefly product, and was responsible for running product management, engineering, marketing strategy, sales training to Pega’s 300-person salesforce, and customer demos.


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