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Dan O’Keefe

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 reaching over 40,000 high potential students from historically underrepresented 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 served 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 on the Boards of Apax Digital Fund investments Pricefx, Prove and Guesty and previously served on the boards of Classpass, Signavio and Moda Operandi.

Living our values

"I was lucky to join Apax very early in my career, and realized then that I wanted to focus my career on working closely with technology entrepreneurs. Tech is a highly dynamic market and the only way to successfully navigate it is to constantly learn from those innovating within it. At Apax we’ve built a culture where we are constantly observing, listening, and learning.  “We learn, adapt and grow” resonates strongly with me as a similar theme, and is the basis for continual improvement and innovation at Apax."


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Dan's Story

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.