Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro

Four time founder; now CEO of Glowforge, Inc.

Seattle, Washington

Areas of Expertise:

  • startup ceo
  • venture capital
  • investment
  • startup
  • speaking
Dan Shapiro is the CEO and cofounder of Glowforge, the 3D laser printer. Dan's also the primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, LLC, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling boardgame in Kickstarter history. Dan spent the previous two years at Google after they bought his previous company, comparison shopping website Sparkbuy. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Photobucket Inc. (formerly Ontela). Dan's been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and on the front page of the New York Times. His game, Robot Turtles, can be purchased everywhere from Target to MOMA. He is a mentor for the Founder's Institute, 500 Startups, and Techstars. He has been awarded eleven US patents, and received his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Hot Seat Hot Seat
by Dan Shapiro
May 2015
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99