Managing Partner, Apax Digital
Daniel H. O’Keefe is Managing Partner of Apax Digital, partnering with growth stage companies in the internet, software and technology enabled services sectors, globally. He began his career at Apax in 1999 as an Analyst, and rejoined the firm in 2016, based in New York.
Prior to rejoining Apax, Dan was a General Partner at TCV where he focused on investments in the internet and software sectors.
Dan serves as Chairman of The Opportunity Network, an education focused non-profit serving nearly 1,000 high potential students from historically underepresented communities. OppNet is also actively supported by the Apax Foundation.
Dan holds an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School, where he serves as President of its Alumni Board, and an AB from Brown University, where he serves on its President’s Leadership Council.
Dan serves as a Director or Observer on the Boards of Apax Digital Fund investments Pricefx, Prove and Guesty and previously served on the boards of Classpass, Signavio and Moda Operandi.
Dan first joined Apax in 1999, and then returned in 2016, so has a pretty unique perspective on how much Apax has grown and evolved over more than 20 years. While Apax was always global, Dan first knew it as a consortium of locally managed funds, each with its own team that operated somewhat independently. Today, Apax operates as one global firm, with seven offices on three continents. Operating as One Apax - across times zones, languages, currencies and cultures – it’s not easy but it’s such an important part of what makes Apax such a unique place to come to work every day.