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 Lubetzky Family Foundation to foster empathy and encourage civil action based on critical thinking and nuanced discourse. Through his family office Equilibra, Daniel is committed to helping fellow entrepreneurs build their visions into thriving brands.
Daniel is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Inaugural Board of Directors. Daniel has received awards from the 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, . In 2015, 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, having emigrated from Mexico at age sixteen. He enjoys spending time with his family and practicing magic.
Launches PeaceWorks, a not-only-for-profit company encouraging economic cooperation between neighbors in conflict regions
Creates the OneVoice Movement, a grassroots movement that amplifies the voices of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians to become advocates for a two-state solution
Founds KIND Snacks, named in honor of Daniel’s father, a Holocaust survivor. Launches the first KIND® Fruit & Nut bar, creating a new healthy snack category defined by delicious and nutritionally dense ingredients you can see and pronounce
Co-founds Maiyet, a luxury fashion brand focused on elevating the crafts of artisans in developing economies
Creates the Lubetzky Family Foundation with a focus on education, democratic institutions, Jewish unity and values, and Middle East conflict resolution
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
What Daniel Is Talking About
Kind snacks founder’s advice for small business owners: ‘The rules have changed’
KIND Snacks founder, Daniel Lubetzky: my number one lesson from Shark Tank
How KIND prepared for the crisis it never could have predicted
Restaurateur Danny Meyer: The industry was not in good shape even pre-pandemic
Donations are pouring in during the coronavirus pandemic. But how do you get them to those in need?
KIND Snacks Founder on how the pandemic will affect the food business
KIND Snacks Founder: The Japanese American Hero Who Saved My Family
How the Kindness of Others Motivates KIND’s Founder
Corner Office: Daniel Lubetzky, of KIND Snacks, on Reaching Multiple Goals
The Amazing Story Behind that KIND Bar You’re Eating
How Did I Get Here?
KIND Brands Founder on Competition and Growth
Brief but Spectacular
KIND founder: Immigrants recognize ‘how great America is,’ are huge part of US success
Most Creative People
The World is Getting Hijacked by Extremism says KIND Founder, Daniel Lubetzky
KIND’s Foundation is Investing $20M to Teach Kids Empathy
5 Lessons from my Father,
for my Kids
Feeling Stuck in your Social Media Bubble? Here’s the Latest in a Growing Class of Apps Designed to Help
KIND Bar CEO is Pledging $25M Toward Better Nutritional Information
KIND Foundation Helps to Connect Students Globally
KIND CEO Takes on Food Groups Over Nutrition Policy
Portrait of the Founder and CEO of KIND
9-year-old gets a taste of corporate life
The Fastest Growing Energy Bar, Bar None
KIND Bar Founder: Social Entrepreneur and Leader
Secrets to Pitching and Winning Investors
Why You Should Wear Your Mistakes Proudly