Dr. Dan Petersen
Dan Petersen is an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon turned early stage investor and web3/NFT enthusiast. Dan began his educational journey at University of California Santa Barbara. He played rugby for 2 years while attending college and graduated with a BA in Physical Anthropology. After college, Dan returned to the east coast moving to Baltimore and conducted research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Medical School. During this time he completed multiple research projects with the neuroscience department at UMB using c-fos and tract tracer injections to map neural pathways. Dan was offered a dual track DDS PhD, the first to be offered at the dental school. President of his class for the last 2 years, he also sat on multiple faculty student boards.
As a private oral surgeon, Dan treated most of the significant facial trauma in the northern third of California and helped revolutionize how dental implants were used in private practice. Ten years into private practice he began to pivot into angel investing. He joined Tech Coast Angels 4 years ago and led some of the largest deals through the group. It was during this time that Dan realized his new passion was angel investing and venture capital. Dan sold his private practice last year to complete the pivot into the investing world. Over the past year he has begun to focus most of his energy on crypto, blockchain web3, and NFT projects. His notable investments include: Robinhood, Brius, Zigazoo, Mercato, DTX Pharma, Atlazo, DressX, and Deep Blue. Dan brings a broad expertise in life science, health tech, and web3/blockchain/NFTs.