Dan Dato is a co-founder and CFO/COO of Cross Campus. He is an experienced entrepreneur and veteran senior executive of several venture-backed digital businesses. His passion has always been working with startups. It’s something that started as a CPA for Arthur Andersen where he served as an advisor to the earliest internet companies, including Auto-by-Tel and Yahoo’s first ad sales agency, and where he was involved in several M&A and IPO deals. His expertise in digital business has taken him around the globe, living in China & Europe, and includes leading The Motley Fool’s European operations (internet content, community & advertising) and founding a digital marketing strategy firm. Since returning to the US in 2004, Dan has developed products and built sales & marketing teams with TouchCommerce (SaaS e-commerce chat/IM) and Evryx Technologies (mobile search & marketing), while also serving as an advisor & mentor to several early-stage companies in the areas of product development, strategy & fund raising in a variety of industries such as publishing, education, internet infrastructure and mobile. Dan has helped his companies raise more than $75 million in venture and corporate financing.