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Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro works at Google, following the acquisition of his most recent company, Sparkbuy Inc. Dan was the founder and CEO of Sparkbuy, a comparison shopping website that offered unprecedented depth and accuracy of information through a simple and innovative user interface. Previously, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named "CEO of the Year" by MobileBeat. Ontela was frequently recognized, including the Dow Jones "Top 10 in Wireless" list, receiving the CTIA award for "Best Social Networking Application," and being named "Breakthrough Startup of the Year" by the WTIA. Ontela merged with Photobucket in December of 2009, where Shapiro now holds a seat on the Board of Directors.
  1. Founders Should Give Their Stock Back: Why Vesting is in Your Startup's Best Interest

    Go to the founder of a startup, and tell them you want them to give back their stock. Tell them it's in their best interest. Tell them they can earn it back, if they stick around for a while. Sound crazy? It probably will to them. Yet bizarrely enough, it's the right thing to do.

    By Dan Shapiro , written on

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