S. Daniel Leon is a business and social entrepreneur with a proven track record growing early stage companies and building organizations from the ground up. Sought out for his passion, his ability to think strategically, and his talent for communicating a corporate story, Daniel has co-founded multiple companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Daniel is currently the CEO of Atlis Labs Inc - a venture backed local discovery platform powered by real-time customer referrals. He also acts as a venture partner at Governing Dynamics, a New York-based early stage venture investment firm. Daniel previously served as CEO of Beyon3D and the Chairman of HereO. He was also general Manager, Mobile, of Ground Link, a Governing Dynamics portfolio company that raised more than $30 million in funding during his tenure. Previously, Daniel served as Vice President with the Gallup Organization.
Daniel’s community involvement shows the same zeal for entrepreneurism that he has demonstrated in the business world. He is a founding board member of Act for Israel—an online platform for pro-Israel, digital activism —the latest of his ventures designed to strengthen the ties between his native and adoptive countries. He is also a founding member of AIPAC Technology Division and a founding board member of Moatza Mekomit - the umbrella organization of Israeli community in NYC where he chairs both the business and Israel committees. Daniel sits on various boards including Bereisheet, an Israeli school in Tenafly NJ, and the Hudson Union Society. In October 2012, Daniel was asked by the Jewish Agency for Israel to join the task force tasked with keeping Israelis living abroad connected to the Jewish State.
Daniel holds a degree in Economics from Brown University and also attended Santa Monica College where, to the surprise of no one, founded the community’s first Rotary Club. Daniel has one daughter, Ella, who is the love of his life. He splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv.
Specialties: Startups (conceptualizing, initiating and leading); Corporate / Business Development, Sales and Marketing; High-level negotiations; Digital Media Strategy including content acquisition, distribution and monetization; Consulting new & mid-size ventures in the areas of fundraising, business/corporate development, branding and go-to-market strategy.