Dan Shapiro

CEO of Glowforge, creator of Robot Turtles, proud dad

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Leaving Google (for now)

Some places are just delightful to work. Two years ago, Google bought my startup, Sparkbuy. Ever since I’ve been leading a delightful double life as a PM on the Google Ads team and the CEO of Google Comparison Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google.  It’s been an amazing run  ...

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Why I sold my startup, Sparkbuy, to Google

Shortly after the sale closed, John Cook interviewed me about the experience.  He did a great job of transcribing all of my verbal gems, like “Maybe that is an economic way of looking at it, or something that I am unfamiliar with.”  I’m not even sure what that means. It was  ...

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My new company, Sparkbuy, is public

Check it out at www.sparkbuy.com and see what I’ve been working on for the past 6 months or so. You can also read about it: The New York Times The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D Seattle’s own Geekwire Drop me a line and let me know what you think. (You might want to  ...

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What it really means to be a startup CTO

I just wrote a guest post on what it really means to be a startup company CTO over on my friend Scott Porad’s blog. Read it here. Also… I started a new company, Sparkbuy, which I think I forgot to mention.  We’re in stealth mode but launching in just over a week.  Follow us on  ...

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