Daniel Pianko

Daniel Pianko
  • Partner
    University Ventures (UV)

Graduate (Hons), Columbia University; MBA and MA in Education, Stanford University. Former: Investment Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs, advising on over a billion dollars of transactions including mergers and equity financings; Director, Strategy and Planning, LearnNow, a high growth charter school company that was acquired by Edison Schools; lead operating executive of a 1,200 student university with multiple campuses; member of the board of one of the largest distributors of K-12 technology products; lead analyst of an education focused hedge fund. Adviser to education companies in their strategic and development initiatives. Former Chair, Business of Education Conference, Stanford. Frequent speaker at industry events and conventions. Author of "Venture Capital: Looking Outside the Education Sector", American Enterprise Institute series, Harvard University Press.