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Daniel Kranzler

Venture Partner at Capria Ventures


Daniel Kranzler is a wireless and technology industry entrepreneur and investor who has supported, managed, and financed high-tech start-ups for over 45 years, beginning with the earliest days of cellular telephone. Dan has been in executive management roles in numerous wireless and technology companies including Beepers Northwest, McCaw Cellular/ATT wireless, Infospace, Handson Mobile and Accessline Technologies. In his role as investor and advisor, Dan has worked with over 250 companies and organizations to develop business and funding plans, as well as the development and refinement of business accelerators particularly focused on social impact enterprises.

He has been involved with a number of venture funds and accelerators globally, serving as Special Limited, Venture Partner, and Managing Partner in firms including Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Venture Strategy Partners, Staenberg Ventures, Madrona Ventures, DFJ, Ignition Partners, Northwest Venture Partners, and W Fund. Over the past three decades, he has been a global speaker and advisor on wireless, technology, organizational development, “Service Leadership,” business acceleration and the corporate innovation gap. 

Mr. Kranzler is currently an active Venture Partner at Capria, supporting impact investments in emerging markets globally, is Managing Partner of eFund LLC, a venture fund that invests in innovative technology startups in the Pacific Northwest and is actively supporting technology spin-outs from the University of Washington (W Fund) in Seattle. 

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