Hey World

I'm Danny. Some of my friends call me by my last name, Tamez. This photo is of my dog Raya & me at a beach in northern California - her name inspired both a dating app and a Disney movie.  

I am a designer, founder, and investor. I spent seven years in Silicon Valley building startup teams and sci-fi technology products. Before that, I ran a design & dev shop, and worked with dozens of startups and top companies like Twitter, Coca-Cola, and Red Bull.

Today, I work as a Venture Partner at GoingVC & Wefunder, and am building Gum, a new social app for startup fundraising. Our mission is to increase opportunity for all startup creators, and we do it by improving access to knowledge, networks, and capital. If you are a founder & want to pitch me, please do not send a deck. Get Gum, make a video, and shoot your shot.

I am a native Texan and recently moved back to Austin. These days, I like to spend my free time with friends & family, and when we’re lucky, it involves moving along trails, sliding down mountains, and floating across water.

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Danny Tamez