Daniel Crowley is a venture partner at ARCH Venture Partners as well as executive director for the Center of Advanced Materials and Bioengineering. Prior to his roles at ARCH, Dan was a director with NDRC, a tech incubator and investor in Dublin. Crowley was also one of the founding directors of VentureLab. With all of his years of experience, he says he is excited to see more Irish and European tech companies expand.
“We try to bring U.S. entrepreneurialism, vision, and capital intensity to the many excellent Irish investment opportunities we see,” says Crowley.
A native of Dublin, Crowley fondly recalls his first job pulling pints at the family pub. His mother was born in Ireland to a Protestant, Anglo-Irish family while his father hails from London, born to Catholic Irish immigrants from West Cork. He attended Trinity College Dublin where he received a B.A. and M.Sc. in Computer Science. He went on to earn a Dip.SI. from Oxford and an M.B.A. from Cornell University where he was named an Angear Merit Scholar. In 2011, he was named a Kauffman Fellow.
Crowley is married to his wife Clare and together they have 5 children: James, Sam, Matthew, Benjamin, and Ethan, and says of his Irish heritage: “Like so many Irish people, we feel that Ireland is not so much a country, but an identity. You can be Irish anywhere, but in the U.S., being Irish gives you a truly special identity as part of a community that helped build the American nation.”