Dane Glasgow is a serial entrepreneur and senior technology executive who has built a number of successful businesses across entertainment, communications, search, finance, and commerce. He is the co-founder and CEO of Neoglyphic Entertainment, a storytelling company built for the digital age. By marrying art and science, Neoglyphic aims to revolutionize content creation and discovery in the $500 billion rendered entertainment industry - including animation, books, video games, and AR/VR. Neoglyphic utilizes its advanced technologies in the fields of data science and real-time 3D development to help creators find, develop and scale hit franchises.
Before co-founding Neoglyphic, Dane held a number of senior leadership positions with eBay, Inc. Dane served as vice president, entrepreneurship and venture outreach (EVO) for the company, where he leveraged his 20 years of experience to bringing amazing talent, technologies, and companies to eBay for business development, investment or acquisition.
Dane previously served as eBay’s vice president, mobile and local for eBay Marketplaces, where he was responsible for delivering the experiences, technology and general management that helped propel eBay’s mobile business from $13 billion in 2012 to over $22 billion in 2013.* Dane also led eBay’s local commerce efforts, creating innovative local shopping experiences like eBay Now, a same-day delivery service, and in-store pickup capabilities on eBay Marketplaces with top retailers.
Prior to that, Dane was eBay’s vice president of global product management, where he led a worldwide team of nearly a thousand people focused on delivering a compelling shopping experience globally for both buyers and sellers. Dane and team contributed a large part of the turnaround in eBay’s core business through improvements to eBay’s search experience and technology, tailored shopping verticals as well as new selling tools.
Dane joined eBay in December 2008 through the acquisition of Positronic, a company he co-founded in Seattle. As Positronic’s chief technology officer, Dane set the roadmap for a sophisticated machine learning and natural language processing platform in the finance sector. Positronic’s technology and team were integrated into eBay following the acquisition.
Before co-founding Positronic, Dane spent nearly a decade at Microsoft in a variety of senior technology and general management positions across web search, desktop search, internet portals and communication services like Hotmail. His entrée into Microsoft was also via acquisition, through Jump.com, a company he helped create in Ithaca, N.Y. Jump provided the first completely connected, Internet-based email, calendar and tasks service. Dane served as president of Jump, overseeing product design, technology partnerships, and operations.
Dane attended Cornell University, where he majored in computer science within the College of Engineering. He also studied fine art and business while at Cornell. He left Cornell at the beginning of his senior year to focus his energies on launching Jump.com.
Dane is a regular media spokesperson, conference speaker, and university guest lecturer. He has nearly fifty US patents issued or pending in search, data mining, client software, and commerce technology. In 2011, Dane was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Outside of eBay, Dane serves on the board of trustees for the SETI Institute, a non-profit scientific organization whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe. He is a member of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council, helping foster entrepreneurship within Cornell. Dane is an active investor and advisor in the start-up community, and still codes on the weekends. He also enjoys photography, amateur high altitude ballooning/rocketry, robotics, helping educational and community-based charities, and driving fast cars.
* in mobile commerce volume (2012) & mobile-enabled commerce volume (2013)