Since June, 1999, Elliott served as the Managing Partner of The Growth Group, an Internet Consultancy, which provides funding assistance, marketing, business development and corporate strategy direction for Growth companies. The Growth Group serves both the Silicon Valley and the RTP region of North Carolina.
Mr. Dahan founded the Early Stage Marketplace - (“ESM”) a global community for early stage partnering and investing. What the Kauffman Foundation and Startup America are to Supply (entrepreneurs and startups), ESM is to Demand (validation and funding).
ESM static demo - www.earlystagemarketplace.com
ESM powerpoint upon request
Mr. Dahan served as VP of Marketing and Business Development for Online Anywhere, sold successfully to Yahoo in June, 1999.
Previous to Online Anywhere he served as Microsoft’s Director of Development/Silicon Valley, responsible for Microsoft's relationships with the venture capital and startup communities in Silicon Valley.
Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Dahan held a similar position as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Tribune Company, recommending investment in companies such as Mosaic and eShop. He has held executive level business development and marketing positions with Atari Corp., Creative Software and various startups.
Mr. Dahan served on the Board of the San Jose Software Cluster (incubator) since its inception in 1995. The SBC was a non-profit joint venture between the City of San Jose and San Jose State University. SBC graduate companies have generated over $6 billion in equity/liquidity and in 2000 the SBC was named National Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association.
Mr. Dahan began his career in marketing and merchandise management with Pacific Stereo, a 100 store consumer electronics chain and a division of CBS Retail Stores.
Mr. Dahan holds an MBA in Marketing from New York University and a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina.