Daniel Cane

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Daniel Cane
Born Daniel Cane
Lake Worth, Florida United States
Ethnicity American
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Organization Modernizing Medicine
Known for Founder of Blackboard Inc.
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Daniel Cane is a founder of Blackboard Inc. and CourseInfo LLC.


Daniel Cane grew up in Lake Worth, Florida United States, attended Lake Worth High School and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1997 as an academic scholar with a Bachelors of Science degree from the undergraduate business program within the Cornell University[1] Department of Applied Economics and Management. In 1997, during his senior year at Cornell University, he co-founded CourseInfo LLC, a small e-learning company focused on the development of an innovative course management system.[2]

In 1998, CourseInfo LLC, founded by Daniel Cane and Stephen Gilfus, and Blackboard LLC, founded by Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky merged to form Blackboard Inc. The first line of e-learning products was branded Blackboard CourseInfo, but the CourseInfo brand was dropped in 2000.

In February 2009, Cane left Blackboard to found Kadoo, A unique web service that gives people 10GB of free space to upload photos, videos, files or any other digital assets that can be shared with just one person, specific people or entire groups. The site owner retains control over their file space in the cloud. Daniel created a social-sharing platform based on the concepts of relationship context searching. Designed as a “smarter way to share,” the Kadoo platform enabled the person sharing the information to control who had access, and even revoke permissions after the fact. Kadoo raised $5M in VC and was sold to 3Sixty Enterprises.

On July 2011 Blackboard was purchased for $1.6 Billion by Providence Equity Partners [3]

Daniel is currently the President, CEO and co-founder of South Florida based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., a healthcare IT company that is revolutionizing the way in which medical information is created, consumed and utilized to increase efficiency, lower costs and improve outcomes.

Daniel and Modernizing Medicine co-founder, Chief Medical Officer Michael Sherling, M.D., have grown the company from inception with three rounds of financing, the most recent round occurring in August 2013 with a $14 million investment by Summit Partners,[4] a global growth equity investor. Since founding the company in 2010, Daniel has led his team to raise a total of nearly $30M in funding and to hire almost 150 employees. Frequently invited to speak at various forums around the State of Florida and across the country, Daniel had the honor in 2013 to participate in The Human Experience, the first TEDxDelrayBeach[5] event. At the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York, he was a panel member at the Economic and Social Council Civil Society Forum: “Building Partnerships in the Field of Education through Science, Technology and Innovation.[6]” He has also spoken on South Florida Technology Alliance CEO panels and other local technology events.

Daniel was named a Palm Beach County Ultimate CEO[7] by the South Florida Business Journal, and as an exceptional leader and innovator with a “40 Under 40” award.


Sun Sentinel Excalibur award (2013) Top Power Leader in Healthcare, South Florida Business Journal (2013) Health Care Innovation Hero in Medicine, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services (2013) Ultimate CEO Award, South Florida Business Journal (2013) 2012 Governor's Innovators in Business Award - Governor's Innovators Under 40 (2012) The awards recognize outstanding contributions toward improving and diversifying Florida's 40 who own or lead a Florida company with annual revenue of $1M or more and who have created 40 under 40, South Florida Business Journal (2012) Entrepreneur Award, Best Startup, South Florida Business Journal (2011)

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  1. ^ "Entrepreneur Stories: A look at the Florida Techie and Non-Techie Entrepreneurial Scene". Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN). Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/97/10.16.97/Web_company.html
  3. ^ "Weil, Dewey Advise on $1.6B Education Deal"
  4. ^ Grant, Rebecca. "Modernizing Medicine raises $14M to … modernize medicine". VentureBeat. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Herrera, Maria. "TEDxDelrayBeach inspires, spreads innovative ideas". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "FAU Participates in Forum on Technology and Education at the United Nations Headquarters in New York". Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Gale, Kevin. "Inside the gala: The 2013 Palm Beach Ultimate CEO Awards". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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