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Daniel Ha

Daniel Ha

An American entrepreneur best known for being a co-founder and the CEO of Disqus.

Daniel Ha is an American entrepreneur best known for being a co-founder and the CEO of Disqus. Daniel Has was born in Miliptas, California. As of 2020, he resides in San Francisco where he works on writing and speaking about startups and being an amateur race car driver.

Education
University of California, Davis

From 2004 to 2007, Daniel Ha attended University of California, Davis where he studied computer science and engineering. He dropped out in 2007 to pursue building a startup.

Career
Investor

Since his departure in Disqus, Daniel Ha has focused on advising and investing for startups. He has made investments in Golden and Queenly, and has acted as an advisor for Prime and Inventr.

Disqus

In 2007, with Jason Yan, Daniel Ha founded Disqus, an internet-based audience platform. Daniel Ha was the CEO of the company until the company was acquired by Zeta Global at the end of 2017. During his time at Disqus the company was backed by Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, North Bridge Venture Partners, Iris Capital, and others.

Disqus was started while Daniel Ha and Jason Yan were thinking about the future of online communities and their impact on media and trying to create a startup. Through this, they developed the blog comment hosting service.

University of California, Davis

From September 2005 to April 2006 Daniel Ha worked in the engineering lab of University California, Davis.

VMware

In 2006 Daniel Ha worked as an engineering intern for VMware in Palo Alto, California.

Timeline

October 5, 2017
Zeta Global acquires Disqus and Daniel Ha leaves as CEO.
2007
Daniel Ha and Jason Yan found Disqus.

After registering disqus.com as a catchy domain name, they eventually founded what would become Disqus.

2006
Daniel Ha interns at VMware.

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

3 Pieces of Hard-Won Startup Advice - AlleyWatch

Daniel Ha

Web

October 17, 2018

Daniel Ha, CEO and Co-Founder of Disqus: Interview 21 - Real Leader Interviews

Web

July 2, 2012

Daniel Ha's profile on Product Hunt

Web

How Daniel Ha and Disqus Make $20M+ Annually

D.J. Podgorny

Web

April 10, 2018

Interview with Daniel Ha, DisqUs Founder and CEO

Franco Folini

Web

August 6, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

- Startups - Daniel Ha, founder of Disqus

February 16, 2011

2. Chatting with Daniel Ha, Tech Entrepreneur

January 7, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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