Daniel Pianko | Co-Founder and Managing Director, University Ventures
Current Position and Past Experience
Daniel is a co-founder and Managing Director of University Ventures, a leading higher education focused investment fund with approximately $300M under management. Daniel started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, but quickly realized that he wanted to combine private capital with the creation of a next generation of socially beneficial education companies. Since leaving Goldman, he has invested in, founded, advised, or led in a number of education related businesses that led to the creation of University Ventures.
Daniel currently sits on the boards of Ponce School of Medicine, Synergis Education, Galvanize, Qubed and Education Exchange (EdEx).
Education, Honors and Achievements
Daniel graduated from Columbia University and holds an MBA and Masters of Education from Stanford University.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
Daniel is also involved in his community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Harlem Village Academies and the Alumni Council of Horace Mann.