Dan Kellogg has been active in new ventures and new product and market development for the past 30 years. In addition to his hands-on experience with high-tech startups, Dan brings specific experience in venture capital investing, financial advisory, and investment banking services. In 1997, he co-founded Crystal Ventures, a $170 million global venture fund focused on high-tech investments primarily in software, online content, infrastructure technologies, and semiconductors.
Prior to forming Crystal Internet Venture Funds, Dan operated a financial advisory firm, Kellogg Associates, focused on providing services to smaller and early-stage clients. He has also served as an investing officer of a Cleveland-based, bank-operated venture fund. From 1983 through 1989, Dan participated in the start of three Silicon Valley firms involved in various markets spanning medical electronics, gallium arsenide integrated circuits, and electronic tools for the construction industry. Prior to this, he worked for The Procter and Gamble Company in various aspects of national and international technical brand management and engineering.
Dan is an active angel investor in Northern Ohio. He is also a co-founder of SpineMatrix, a non-invasive back imaging startup and a board member for EndoRetics, a bariatric surgery device company. Dan has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Stanford University. He is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.