Dan Fiden is president of prominent North American esports organization, Cloud9 Esports, Inc. Dan previously served as a member of Cloud9’s Board of Directors, having led Cloud9’s seed investment round through FunPlus Ventures — an investment vehicle affiliated with mobile game publisher FunPlus, which was sold to Century Games / Shanda for over $1BN.
Before becoming a member of Cloud9’s executive team, Dan served as Chief Strategy Officer for FunPlus, which he joined after having invested in that company’s first funding round. Dan founded Signia Venture Partners, where he focused on early stage game ecosystem investing. Prior to Signia, he held a number of roles in the game industry, including CEO of Wild Needle (sold to Zynga), US General Manager at social game company Playfish (sold to EA), served as a member of the advisory board at the Game Developers Conference, and as Creative Director on the You Don’t Know Jack series of games at independent developer Jellyvision (now Jackbox Games.)
Dan began his career as a roast beef sandwich and frozen custard server at Anderson’s in Buffalo, New York.