Dan Kohn leads the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which advances containerized, dynamic, microservices architectures. Dan previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a $70 million seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure. He also helped create and launch the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative.
Dan helped manage a number of telecoms firms controlled by Craig McCaw and started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, including conduction the first secure commercial transaction, deploying the first commercial database-backed website, and implementing the first shopping cart.