Daniel was born in Israel. When he was 18, he was accepted into Y-Combinator, and moved to Silicon Valley. He founded an AI-powered search engine called Cue that was acquired by Apple in 2013, Daniel joined Apple to lead several search and AI efforts across the company. In 2017 Daniel re-joined YC as a partner and launched YC AI.
In 2018, Daniel founded Pioneer. Pioneer is a search engine for the millions of “Lost Einsteins” — extraordinarily creative people around the world who have the talent, but lack opportunity. Once identified, Pioneer makes small investments to support whatever project they’re working on.