Dan Freedman is a successful serial high-tech entrepreneur who has started, financed, grown, and sold companies in the networking and security sectors. Today, Freedman leads and advises high-growth management teams, putting his public company executive management and private company entrepreneurship experience to work. Freedman, 48, is married with two home-schooled children and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and Newport Beach, California, and travels frequently to the Bay Area. He holds Canadian and British citizenships.
VP Security Products, McAfee, 1996-1997
At McAfee (then the 10th largest PC software company in the world), Freedman held responsibility for expanding the company’s offerings beyond anti-virus, to cover the entire network security and encryption sectors.
Co-Founder, Launchworks, 1999
Freedman co-founded and sat as a board member of Launchworks, Canada’s highly acclaimed keiretsu-style venture investment house. Launchworks made 11 investments prior to the Internet crash of 2000, and had three successful exits after that crash, including IPO’s of Guest-Tek (the largest in-room Internet provider in the world), 180 Connect (6,000 employees, $400m in revenues, the largest installer of satellite television reception equipment, ultimately sold to DirecTV), and the acquisition by Computer Associates of Control-F1.
Co-Founder and CEO, Jasomi Networks, 2001-2005
Freedman co-founded and led Internet telephony equipment provider Jasomi Networks, and grew it into an award- winning multi-million dollar leader in that industry, before it was successfully acquired by Ditech Networks in 2005.
Co-Founder and CEO, FSA Corporation, 1989-1996
Freedman grew the company into a profitable, internationally recognized network security product powerhouse serving Fortune 100 companies. Some of its product lines were acquired from 1994-1996 by Unison Tymlabs (now IBM) and Symark Software (now BeyondTrust), and the entire company was acquired in 1996 by McAfee.
Venture Partner, iNovia Capital (http://inovia.vc)