Dan M. Friedman, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA at the age of twelve.
Dan started his professional career in 1999 as a developer for 2Bridge, a San Francisco-based software company and one of the pioneers in Web Content Management Systems. In 2001, Dan continued his career with advanced Java, C & C++, Oracle, and numerous Web development technologies, becoming an expert in Extreme Programming with a special emphasis on Scrum, Kanban, and the business side of software development.
After moving to Japan in 2012, Dan successfully applied his knowledge to the Japanese market, eventually becoming CTO of an Osaka-based software development firm specializing in Augmented Reality mobile applications.
Due to the huge popularity of cryptocurrency in Asia, Dan became fascinated with the world of blockchain technology and its potential in changing the world. In 2016, he became one of the first members of Input Output. Taking on the role of a project manager, his work was instrumental in the launch of Cardano.
After the Cardano main net went live, Dan shifted his focus to concentrating on IOHK’s business development, successfully completing commercial deals with New Balance and Republic of Georgia projects.
On November 10th, 2021 Dan was appointed Strategic Advisor for Marketing and Business Development to the Ergo Foundation Board.