If it’s a game, Daniel Todd’s, um, game. Especially if it’s a business game.
Most especially if it’s a business game that will take full advantage of this Atari and tire-swing-loving entrepreneur’s wicked smarts with all things tech, entrepreneurship and the wild wild web.
With a basketball in one hand and a magic wand in the other, Daniel (do call him Dan) serves as head honcho here at Influence Mobile, guiding us as we create apps that help turn sports fans daily activities into redeemable gear!
Dan also serves on the board of Bizible, and as an advisor to other Seattle area startups working to pull off their own big ideas.
Before launching Influence Mobile, Dan co-founded the online media company Zango (1999), and served in an estimated 17 to 49 roles (final count uncertain) through his eight-year tenure, including that of President. At Zango, he was the driving force behind the firm’s Targeted Visitor product and Time Shifted Advertising model. (Sounds fancy. Was fancy.) He also helped make Zango a ridiculously rad place to work, which paved the way for several placements on Inc’s annual “500 Fastest Growing Companies” list (Zango made it all the way to #7 in 2005, boo yah!)
When he’s not intensely busy being a tech all-star, Dan writes articles and speaks on the topics of online advertising and digital media strategy. He’s spoken at OMMA Hollywood 2007 and CNET Conferences, and contributed to DM News and CNN Money, covering such things as desktop advertising, social media, and social networking. In the public policy sector, Dan has served as a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Platform for Privacy Preference Project (P3P).
Prior to starting Zango, Dan helped launch and grow another startup, LoanWorks, Inc. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Northwest College. Dan’s been married for more than 20 years and has a teenage son and daughter. They are equally as ambitious. Save us all.