Dann, an associate in the Corporate Transactions & Securities group and a member of the Early Stage & Emerging Companies practice, has a diverse background in venture capital, technology, intellectual property and startups. He is also a registered patent attorney. He advises entrepreneurs and emerging companies on a broad range of issues including formation, licensing agreements, financing, growth, intellectual property and exit strategies.

Prior to joining the firm, Dann was the director of venture acceleration for Rev1 Ventures, where he assisted entrepreneurs and research institutions with technology commercialization and spinouts (biotech, advanced materials, IT, e-commerce, agtech, life sciences, clean energy, blockchain, IoT). In this role, he assessed technologies and markets, analyzed investment opportunities, and advised on developing business models and launching startup companies. Dann also has prior experience at other venture development organizations and university technology transfer offices.

PublicationsProfessional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Licensing Executives Society

Community Activities

  • Columbus College of Art and Design, adjunct faculty (Business Math)
  • Ohio State Alumni Association