Best known as the founder of KIND Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky is a business leader, investor, and social entrepreneur working to build bridges between people and increase appreciation for our shared humanity. As the son of a Holocaust survivor, he has made it his life’s work to help prevent what happened to his father from happening again.
Daniel’s foray into food was the unexpected outcome of his work to use business to bring neighbors in Middle Eastern conflict regions together. He conceived nonprofits OneVoice, Empatico, and Starts with Us to foster empathy and empower individuals to practice daily habits that move our culture away from extreme, divisive, and hateful positions.
Through his startup investment and incubation platform Equilibra Ventures, Daniel partners with promising entrepreneurs building innovative enterprises with integrity. A proud Mexican-American, he co-founded SOMOS, a brand on a mission to bring food from the heart of Mexico to American kitchens.
Daniel is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Inaugural Board of Directors. He has received awards from The King Center (Salute to Greatness Humanitarian Award), World Economic Forum, the Skoll Foundation, Conscious Capitalism, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the Horatio Alger Association for his commitment to create economically sustainable and socially impactful businesses. Daniel was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Obama. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller Do the KIND Thing and a recurring shark on Shark Tank.
Daniel holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from Trinity University and a JD from Stanford Law School. He is a proud US citizen who emigrated from Mexico at age sixteen. He enjoys spending time with his family and practicing magic.
Daniel’s father not only survived the Holocaust — he saw the good in humanity despite it all. Daniel is motivated to ensure what happened to his father never happens again.
Not-ONLY-for-Profit Business Ventures with a Social Mission
As a recurring Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Daniel joins Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Robert Herjavic, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O’Leary to entertain deals with inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country.
This season, ABC’s Shark Tank revealed Daniel’s follow-on investment in Quevos, a brand of egg white based chips founded by childhood friends Nick Hamburger and Zack Schreier (with whom Daniel originally did a deal in Season 12).
Learn more about Daniel’s investments at Equilibra.us.
Daniel’s New York Times best-selling book, Do The KIND Thing, is a handbook for success in business, life, and the all-important task of building a more compassionate world
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