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Danel Dayan

Menlo Park
Joined Battery in 2019
Focus Areas: Application Software, Infrastructure Software
Danel focuses on early-stage and growth-equity investments in areas such as cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation, enterprise applications.

Danel is a principal who currently focuses on early-stage and growth-equity investments in areas including cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation enterprise applications. He is involved in Battery’s investments in Arize, Contrast Security, Galileo, Harness, LinearB, Machinify, Matillion, Normalyze, Opal Security, Orkes, Postman, Styra and Weaviate. He is also involved in seed investment Voltron Data. Danel was previously involved with Bionic (Acquired by CrowdStrike), Bridgecrew (acquired by Palo Alto Networks) Confluent (NASDAQ: CFLT), JFrog (NASDAQ: FROG), Sensu (acquired by Sumo Logic) and Sumo Logic (NASDAQ: SUMO). 

Previously he worked in corporate development at Google on strategic M&A initiatives including acquisitions, divestitures and investments. Prior to this he also worked as an analyst at Deutsche Bank and an associate at PwC.

Danel graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in commerce, with a concentration in accounting and finance and a minor in entrepreneurship.

Danel was named to Business Insider’s 2023 list of the Rising Stars of Venture Capital

Danel discusses the trends driving artificial intelligence on eWeek’s eSpeaks podcast

Danel discusses “How startup CFOs can integrate the cloud into their long-term success strategy” with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team

TechCrunch discusses where cloud management is going next with Danel.

Danel was selected by LinkedIn to be interviewed for VC Wednesdays.