Daniel Gilbert Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 20
  • Portfolio
  • 12
  • Exits
  • 7

Daniel Gilbert General Information


Mr. Daniel Gilbert is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. He is a Special Limited Partner at RockBridge Growth Equity. Mr. Gilbert serves as Founding Partner at Detroit Venture Partners. Mr. Gilbert is also the Principal at JACK Entertainment. Mr. Daniel Gilbert is the founded Bizdom. Mr. Gilbert is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation's second-largest mortgage lender. Rock Ventures and its more than 100 affiliated companies across the country employ more than 30,000 team members. Since 2013, Detroit-based Quicken Loans closed $220 billion in home loan volume across all 50 states, and in 2015, for the sixth consecutive year, earned J.D. Power's highest rating for client satisfaction among all U.S. mortgage lenders. Quicken Loans is No. 1 on Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work in IT" and has been named one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 13 consecutive years. Dan is also a shareholder in several sports-related consumer and technology businesses, including a leading wall graphics company (Fathead), electronic ticketing company (Flash Seats) and innovative sports equipment helmet maker (Xenith). Dan began moving his Family of Companies to Detroit's central business district in 2010 in an effort to help lead the transformation of a great American city. In January 2010, Dan co-founded Bedrock Detroit, a full-service real estate firm specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial space based in downtown Detroit. Since then, he has invested more than $2.2 billion to purchase and renovate more than 95 commercial properties accounting for more than 15 million square feet in the city's urban core. Thousands of jobs have been created, and today nearly 17,000 Rock Ventures team members work in downtown Detroit. Dan also founded JACK Entertainment, a developer and owner of unique urban casinos in downtown Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore. He also serves as Chairman at JACK Entertainment. In 2013, the company also acquired Detroit's Greektown Casino-Hotel, which will be renamed as JACK Detroit Casino-Hotel Greektown later this year. In March 2013, Rock Ventures, in collaboration with the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, unveiled and implemented a visionary placemaking and retail plan centered on creating activity and vibrant, distinct destinations to draw people to the region using a multifaceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. He is also a Founding Partner of Detroit-based private equity group Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, which invests in growing businesses in the financial services, Internet technology, consumer-direct marketing and the sports and entertainment industries across the United States. In September 2013, Dan was named co-chair of the Blight Removal Task Force. The group, appointed by the Obama Administration, published a detailed plan in May 2014 to remove all blighted structures and lots in the city of Detroit. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the M-1 RAIL initiative, which began construction in July 2014. The 6.6-mile modern streetcar system, known as QLINE, is designed to spur economic development and improve downtown and midtown Detroit's transportation infrastructure. Dan serves on the boards of the Cleveland Clinic, the Washington D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center and the Children's Tumor Foundation, which is focused on finding a cure for the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University. He is also an angel investor.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Franklin, MI
  • United States

Daniel Gilbert Investments (20)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Plain Sight (Application Software) 04-Oct-2019 Angel (individual) 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00 0000000 26-Feb-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 (00000000) 13-Nov-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Clothing Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000 0000000 13-Apr-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000000 (0000000000 05-Mar-2018 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000000 29-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Profitable 000000 0000000
000 000000 08-Aug-2016 00000 00000 0000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 0000 19-Jul-2016 00000 00000 0000 Electronics (B2C) Out of Business 000000 0000000
Krossover Intelligence 12-Apr-2016 Later Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Marxent 11-Apr-2016 Later Stage VC 0000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
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Daniel Gilbert Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Doppler Labs 01-Nov-2017 Out of Business
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00000.00 31-Mar-2015 000000000000000000
00000000000 12-Aug-2014 0000000000 0000
0000 08-Aug-2013 000 00 00000000
Bluefin Labs 04-Feb-2013 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
HelloWorld 21-Aug-2012 Buyout/LBO
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Daniel Gilbert Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Daniel Gilbert Angel Investor 00 0 0 Franklin, MI
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Daniel Gilbert Co-Investors (51)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Detroit Venture Partners 4 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Everblue Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Rock Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Intel Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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