Daniel Pianko

Daniel Pianko is a co-founder and Managing Director of University Ventures, a leading higher education focused investment fund with approximately $300M under management. Daniel started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, but quickly realized that he wanted to combine private capital with the creation of a next generation of socially beneficial education companies. Since leaving Goldman, he was invested in, founded, advised or led in a number of education related businesses that led to the creation of University Ventures, Daniel currently sits on the boards of Ponce School of Medicine, Synergis Education, Galvanize, Qubed and EDEX. Daniel is also involved in his community, service on the Board of Trustees of Harlem Village Academies and the Alumni Council of Horace Mann. Daniel graduated form Columbia University and holds an MBA and Masters of Education from Stanford University,