Daniel is currently a Principal at VélezReyes+, a Latin America focused philanthropic platform that seeks to transform Latin America into a region with equal access to opportunities for all, founded in 2021 by David Vélez (Founder of Nubank, the largest digital bank in the world) and his wife Mariel Reyes Milk. At VélezReyes+ he co-leads the firm’s education strategy, and leads its private leadership investments.
Daniel honed his investing experience in the education space, working as a Fellow for Owl Ventures, the largest EdTech-focused VC fund in the world, and as an investor at Stanford GSB’s Impact Fund Education Team, having led both funds’ first investments in Latin America. He was also a Partner at Appian Education Ventures, an education-focused investment fund and venture builder, where he led its venture building and EdTech investment initiatives. Daniel has worked with and advised multiple education companies and NGO’s, including Eleva Educação, Latin American Leadership Academy (LALA), UBits, U-Planner, Hunty, BUO and Alianza Educativa.
Daniel earned his bachelor of science in economics and finance, Magna Cum Laude, from Bentley University’s honors program, and completed an MBA & MA in Education joint-degree at Stanford University, where he was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow. He’s currently a board member at Crack the Code (K-12 Computer Science EdTech) and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Board.