Dan Sommer is Managing Director and Co-Founder of 10XImpact.co, an investment and advisory firm that partners with world class entrepreneurs who are solving the most important challenges in the categories of education and the future of work.
Prior to founding 10X, Dan served as Founder and CEO of Trilogy Education, a Workforce Accelerator that partners with the world’s leading universities to help companies bridge the digital skills gap. Under Dan’s leadership, the company grew to 50 University partners in more then 50 locations globally, 2500 employees, and over $100M in sales. Trilogy was acquired by 2U, Inc. in May 2019 for $750M.
Prior to founding Trilogy, Dan served as Zeta’s President of Global Education where he led the company’s growth and expansion within the education sector, integrated strategic acquisitions and quadrupled revenue in a 12 month period through portfolio and client expansion. While at Zeta, Dan served as President of Interactive and President of International, tripling revenue in each unit. Prior to Zeta, Dan served as CEO and Chairman of Study Interactive an Innovative International ‘School as a Service’ provider that partners with International Universities to bring their programs online and to students in 153 countries.
Dan’s previous entrepreneurial successes include serving as Founder and CEO of social media marketing firm Caridan Marketing Labs which was acquired in 2010 by XL Marketing, and serving as a Founding Executive and Limited Partner at Zustek Corporation, one of the earliest email service providers (Acquired by Zeta Interactive). Dan began his career at top digital agencies, Digitas and Sapient.
Dan is a graduate of Cornell University (BS) and New York University (MS). He is an active investor in education and ‘future of work’ startups and serves on the boards of education focused non- profit organizations. In 2007, Dan founded Student Agencies eLab (www.elabstartup.com), a non-profit accelerator serving high potential Cornell University entrepreneurs.