hi, I'm Dan 👋🏼
Dan Berger is an American-Israeli entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. He is the Founder and former CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Social Tables, which was acquired in October 2018 by Cvent, a Vista-backed company, for a reported $100mm.
Founded in 2011, Social Tables provides sales, marketing, and operations SaaS products, which have enabled over 250,000 hospitality and event professionals execute over 1.5 million events per year. The award-winning software is used by over 50% of all full-service hotels in North America.
The company serves over 6,000 customers, including Hyatt, IHG, The Venetian, Under Armor, Live Nation, and Forbes. Backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, QuestMark Partners, Thayer Venture Partners, 500 Startups and other investors, Social Tables raised a total of $27mm. The company was ranked 1,221 in 2018's Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (7th in DC).
Dan has been recognized as an industry and tech leader by BizBash, Catersource, Washingtonian, MeetingsNet, and other publications. He is the recipient of the Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, and was named one of the most influential leaders in the meetings industry in Successful Meetings for two years in a row. Dan founded the Capital Tech Coalition, a #dctech advocacy group, and the Georgetown Tech Alliance's DC Chapter. He is an active member in YPO.
Prior to Social Tables, Dan worked in management consulting (Booz Allen), ran a large NY-based association (DL21C), worked for a senior Member of Congress, and ran a boutique web design agency.
Dan is an investor and advisor to BangOn!NYC, an event production company that organizes several events per year, amongst them Elements Arts & Music Festival, a multi-day festival outside of NYC that has been referred to as "the next Burning Man." Dan also has several hospitality investments (restaurants and hotels) in San Diego, Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore.
Dan is currently building a commercial cleaning company, Executive Cleaning of Idaho, leading several community initiatives in Boise, and writing a business memoir, Founding Yourself, that will be out in late 2021.
Now that we're done with the boring stuff, and if you made it this far, here are a few personal facts about me.
I was born in November, which makes me a Scorpio. I'm 39. 🦂
I went to two high schools in NYC, first Bronx Science and then, when I couldn't muster it, Hastings High School. 📓
I have a BA from Hunter College (2004), which is part of the CUNY system. 🏫
I have an MBA from Georgetown University (2010). 🎓
I was born (and adopted) in Israel and raised in NYC. I have a place in the East Village. 🗽
I'm an only child and one of nine. How? I have [at least] four siblings from my biological mother's side, three siblings from my adoptive dad's second marriage, and one sibling from my adoptive mom's second marriage. 👪
I currently live in Boise, ID with my dogs Leroy and Moose, and two unnamed koi fish. 🐶🐟
I enjoy snowboarding, archery, camping, DJing, festivals, traveling, and more. 🧰
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"Dan Berger is bright, energetic, and hard-working... [he] makes an
outstanding contribution to our work."
— Former Congressman Charles Rangel (NY-15) in his book "...And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since"
"We’ve known and respected Dan since the inception of Social Tables, and we are extremely excited to welcome him and the rest of the Social Tables team to the Cvent family."
— Reggie Aggarwal
Founder & CEO, Cvent