Dan Caldwell

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Dan Caldwell
OccupationEntrepreneur, producer
Known forTapout

Dan Caldwell is an American entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of Tapout,[1] and is president of the company.[2] He produces and appears in movies, television series, and documentaries.


Caldwell, along with Charles Lewis and Tim Katz,[3] founded TapouT, a clothing company aimed toward athletes and mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts, in Grand Terrace, California in 1997, and became CEO of the company.[1] TapouT started out of the back of a car selling t-shirts at the underground MMA competitions and classes.[1][4] In 2011, TapouT was sold to Authentic Brands Group with Caldwell as president of the company.[5]

In 2014, Caldwell opened a frozen yogurt shop. He also owns a real estate office, Nutrishop store, a tattoo parlor,[6] Givestars.com, and MentorMojo.com.[7] Additionally, Caldwell also hosts the TapouT Radio show on SiriusXM.[7] He has spoken at business conferences including Jolt in Idaho,[8] Follow the Leader in North Carolina,[7] Entrepreneurs Organization in Reno, and Startup Grind in Santa Cruz.[9]


Caldwell was in the TapouT TV series in 2007. He was in the TV Series MMA H.E.A.T. in 2009 and 2010. Also in 2010, he appeared in the TV series World Extreme Cagefighting, and was executive producer of The Hammer and Locked Down, as well as produced the documentary The Striking Truth 3D. He was executive producer of documentary Once I Was a Champion in 2011, produced 1 Out of 7, and appeared in Warrior in 2011. In 2012, he was executive producer for documentaries Clockwork Orange County and History of MMA, which he also appeared in. He produced and appeared in Mask, a documentary, in 2013 and was executive producer of documentary The Actor that same year. Caldwell was executive producer of Pretty Perfect in 2014.[10] In 2015 he appeared on Season 3 of Below Deck.


Street Smart Jobz worked with Caldwell and Tim Katz in January 2010 to provide career advice for young adults who have recently left the foster-care system.[11] In 2012, he participated in a fundraising event for the Livestrong Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Michal Lev-Ram (August 18, 2010). "A $200 million headlock on mixed martial arts". CNN. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Sean Ross Sapp (April 1, 2015). "Tapout President Talks New Deal With WWE, How UFC-Reebok Deal Will Affect Them". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Marc Graser (March 25, 2015). "WWE to Relaunch Tapout Clothing Brand in New Joint Venture". Variety. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Damon Martin. "TapouT founder has a Star Wars collection you will not believe". Fox. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Jonathan Snowden (March 11, 2011). "The TapouT Crew Remember Charles "Mask" Lewis". SB Nation. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Laurie Lucas (July 10, 2014). "President and CEO of Pizza Factory has got the dough". The Press Enterprise. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Dan Caldwell". Follow the Leader. January 25, 2015. Archived from the original on December 3, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Boise's Best Entrepreneurial Training!". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Startup Grind Hosted Dan Caldwell and Wali Razaqi (Tapout Clothing)". Starup Grind. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Dan Caldwell". IMDB. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "TapouT's 'bad boy' advises OC foster youth". The Orange County Register. January 15, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Bauer, Argon 18 help raise funds for SickKids". Spider Tech. Archived from the original on August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.

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