Daniel S. Parsley




Dan is the Managing Partner of GPG Ventures – Houston. Dan is a native of Houstonian where he has been an active venture investor in early stage medical device, biotech, digital health, insurance and technology companies.

Dan is a passionate venture entrepreneur having started, lead, advised and funded numerous early stage technology companies over the past 20 years. He has personally invested in over 30 early stage companies. Most recently, Dan led the nationwide syndication investor network of a crowd-funding investment platform focused on early stage medical innovation.

Prior to that, Dan ran an energy efficiency company following a 10-year tenure as CEO of SalvageSale, a venture-backed online auction platform, essentially an “industrial eBay”, which was acquired by the world’s largest heavy equipment auction company.

Dan started his career with Accenture and was a partner with Computer Sciences Corporation before entering the venture community. He has been recognized for his leadership with high growth technology companies and is a frequent entrepreneurial speaker.

He is also very active in the charitable and business community. Dan currently is a board member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame and Independent Texas Recyclers. He is a past president of the Executives Association of Houston as well as of the Children’s Museum of Houston; currently, he is the Co-Chairman of the Parsley Charity Golf Classic and a member of the San Jose Clinic Advisory Board. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 55 of the Boy Scouts of America.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Dan is married to Allison Zwiener Parsley. They have 3 children, 1 loyal dog and a fat cat. He enjoys duck hunting, fly fishing, cooking and golf.