About Daniel Lubetzky

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Best known as the founder of KIND Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky is a social entrepreneur focused on empowering people to work across divides to constructively solve problems.

Daniel’s foray into food was the unexpected outcome of his work to use business to bring neighbors in Middle Eastern conflict regions together. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Daniel strives to empower moderates to become Builders who take action to counter extremism, antisemitism, and all forms of hate.

He conceived of civic initiatives OneVoiceCitizen Solutions and BUILDERS to supplant simplistic “us vs. them” frameworks and replace them with nuance, complexity, and concrete solutions built via alliances across perceived divides. BUILDERS equips moderates with problem-solving tools and programs to address extremism-fueled conflicts and division in the US, Middle East, and Ukraine-Russia. 

Daniel is passionate about channeling business forces to achieve social good. Since introducing KIND’s Fruit & Nut bars in 2004, Daniel built KIND from one out-of-the-box idea into a multibillion-dollar global health and wellness brand committed to creating a kinder and healthier world. Through Camino Partners,Daniel and his team partner with entrepreneurs to co-found, launch, and build new ventures, and also take meaningful positions in entrepreneur-led ventures building through the next phases of their growth. 

Daniel is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Board of Directors. He has received The King Center’s Beloved Community Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Columbia Business School’s Botwinick Prize, Carnegie Corporation’s Great Immigrants Award, and The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Civility and Compassion. 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 ABC’s 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 Lubetzky’s ventures foster flexible thinking and constructive problem-solving to advance the good of all people.

Inspiration

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. 

Watch Roman Lubetzky describe his Holocaust story.
Daniel's inspiration

Business Ventures

Daniel is passionate about channeling business forces to achieve social good

KIND – Enterprise creating a kinder & healthier world one act & one snack at a time

KIND

Since introducing KIND’s Fruit & Nut bars in 2004, Daniel built KIND from one out-of-the-box idea into a multibillion-dollar global health and wellness brand committed to creating a kinder and healthier world.

Camino Partners

Through Camino Partners, Daniel and his team partner with entrepreneurs to co-found, launch, and build new ventures, and also take meaningful positions in entrepreneur-led growth-stage ventures building value with values as their compass.

Civic Ventures

The son of a Holocaust survivor, Daniel is committed to building bridges across perceived divides to ensure nothing like what his father lived through happens again.

Builders

Builders is a non-profit public charity committed to equipping people with the skills, toolkits, and network for thinking flexibility and solving problems constructively, without resorting to hatred, dehumanization, and violence.

Builders Middle East

Empowering Israelis and Palestinians to overcome violent extremism and build toward a future in which all people can live with security, freedom, and dignity.

Builders USA (Starts With Us)

Equipping citizens to overcome hyper-partisanship and toxic polarization with curiosity, compassion, and problem-solving.

Builders Ukraine

Keeping Americans engaged in Ukraine’s fight for freedom and safeguarding global democracy from totalitarian threats.

Daniel with the Sharks at Shark Tank

Daniel Lubetzky on Shark Tank

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 explore partnership with inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country.
Learn more about Daniel’s investments at CaminoPartners.com.

Do the KIND Thing

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

"Do The Kind Thing" book cover

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Daniel Lubetzky in the News

Just B

Daniel Lubetzky and Lonnie Ali: Fighting hate with humanity

FOX Business

Halbar De Paz

Inc.

Efforts continue to rally U.S. support for Ukrainian aid

FOX Business

The No. 1 green flag I look for before hiring anyone – especially a Gen Z candidate

Inc.

Your Corporate Social Mission Can’t Be a Crutch

Just B

Our goal is to try to unite against extremism

FOX Business

Billionaire Daniel Lubetzky shares his No. 1 tip for success: Most people ‘are just too afraid to’ do it

Inc.

Supporting Palestinian builders versus destroyers, w/ Kind’s Daniel Lubetzky

Just B

The impact of speaking out on the Israel-Hamas war – and the role of listening

FOX Business

Israel-Hamas War Puts Pressure on Companies to Speak Up

Inc.

Your Passion Is Your Fuel – and your Flaw. To Strike a Balance, Listen to Your Team. 

Just B

‘You can’t make big ESG commitments while failing at the basics of kindness’

FOX Business

How to Give Kind (Not Nice) Feedback

Inc.

New Approaches to Polarization

FOX Business

Inside the strategy behind Daniel Lubetzky and former KIND execs’ investment platform, Camino Partners

Inc.

Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky begins new ‘journey’ with Camino Partners

Just B

The Media Is Over-Covering Divisiveness. It’s Going to Destroy Us

FOX Business

Asking these questions can help you succeed, says Kind founder Daniel Lubetzky: ‘Close your eyes and just think’

Inc.

Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky made a $220 million mistake – it turned his startup into a $5 billion company

Just B

Ukrainian Youth May Save Democracy, But They Cannot Do It Alone

FOX Business

Insider Q&A: Kind Founder Lubetzky on entrepreneurship

Inc.

For Ukrainian students, scholarships offer a lesson in American democracy

FOX Business

The secret to becoming a more innovative board? Kindness, says billionaire entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky

Inc.

El empresario Daniel Lubetzky busca unir a la gente con su labor y a traves de la comida mexicana

Just B

Al Punto con Jorge Ramos

FOX Business

Make Your Heritage Part of Your Unique ‘How’

Inc.

A solution to polarisation?

A solution to polarisation?

Just B

Daniel Lubetzky on Making the World a Better Place

FOX Business

4 Americans Team Up to Launch New Scholarship for Ukrainian Students

Inc.

Enlisting Ukrainian Students to Promote Democracy in America

Just B

How a Shark Tank billionaire runs meetings – and why he’s OK with letting discussions go off-topic

FOX Business

Recurring Shark Tank entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky launches movement to combat culture wars: ‘Starts With Us’

Inc.

To speed up your productivity, slow down

Inc.

How to lead with curiosity, courage and compassion

FOX Business

Daniel Lubetzky’s top tips for Latino founders

Just B

How I built KIND Snacks with Daniel Lubetzky

Inc.

Understanding the tricky balance when launching social startups

FOX Business

KIND Bar founder Daniel Lubetzky’s incredible story and mission to fix America’s division

Just B

Both sides are minimizing violence. Americans must fight for our nation.

Inc.

CNBC - SOMOS

Kind founder, former executives launch Somos, a Mexican food brand built on authenticity

FOX Business

Fox - SOMOS

Kind food entrepreneur, former execs launch ‘authentic’ Mexican brand

Just B

Kind Bar Founder Launches Somos To Bring Traditional Mexican Flavor And Techniques To The $1.9 Trillion Latinx Market

Yahoo Finance

5 ways to get a backbone in business – without becoming the company bully

Yahoo Finance

The founder of $5 billion healthy snack company Kind on how to build a culture of empathy without losing your competitive edge

Fast Company

Founders should follow these 5 steps to turn ideas into reality

Yahoo Finance

There’s only one way to stop violent extremists

USA Today

4 Tips for Empowering Team Members to be Themselves

Fast Company

Kind Snacks founder explains his ‘3 Cs of Entrepreneurship’

Yahoo Finance

To Dine For with Kate Sullivan, Episode 303

USA Today

KIND Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky on socially conscious leadership

Inc.

How I Built KIND Into a Multibillion-dollar Business

USA Today

KIND Snacks founder: Moderates, this election is up to us

Fast Company

Kind Snacks founder: Success in a tough economy requires balance, not brawn

FOX Business

Fox - Man Behind KIND

Who is the Man Behind KIND?

MSNBC
How a Single Hire Can Make or Break Your Company
Fast Company

KIND Snacks founder, Daniel Lubetzky: my number one lesson from Shark Tank

USA Today

KIND Snacks Founder: The Japanese American Hero Who Saved My Family

Wall Street Journal

How the Kindness of Others Motivates KIND’s Founder

The New York Times

Corner Office: Daniel Lubetzky, of KIND Snacks, on Reaching Multiple Goals

USA Today

The Amazing Story Behind that KIND Bar You’re Eating