|Intro||Dan Benton is a top technology investor. He manages Benton Capital Management.|
|Known for||Technology Investing|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||29 December 1958|
Benton graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University in 1980 with a BA in Mathematics. In 2010, Colgate granted him an honorary LHD. He earned his MBA from Harvard University in 1984.
In 1984, Benton began his career as a securities analyst in the Investment Research department at Goldman Sachs. He was the top-ranked computer industry analyst on Wall Street from 1988-1993. Mr. Benton joined Dawson Samberg Capital Management in 1993 as a technology analyst and portfolio manager. Benton served as President of Pequot Capital Management (the successor firm to Dawson Samberg) from 1999-2001 where he managed the firm’s public market technology funds and staff. During his tenure at Dawson Samberg/Pequot (1993-2001), hedge fund assets grew from $300m to $15b.
Benton has served on the board of Colgate University since 2001. He is the largest benefactor in school history. Benton also serves on the Boards and Executive Committees of The Hospital for Special Surgery, and Horace Mann School. He is a past trustee of The Whitney Museum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Khan Academy (where he sits on the Global Advisory Board), and Northern Westchester Hospital.