BlueUmbrella is fueled by our passion to make an outsized impact in the world of autism, neurodiversity, and special needs.


BlueUmbrella’s mission to catalyze and support innovation that enable people with autism to live great lives. 


We are fiercely committed to:

  • Rapidly increasing the rate of innovation 

  • Expanding the number of active autism funders  

  • Reducing the time to funding for innovators 


Experienced Autism Tech Entrepreneur

Dan Feshbach

Founder, CEO

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Autism impact entrepreneur

TeachTown: founder of curriculum provider serving 20,000 students a week in 1000+ school districts – 2ndlargest autism tech exit 


Autism Impact Fund: co-founder of largest social impact fund dedicated mid-late stage autism tech


Oak Hill School: founder of school serving ages 6-22 in Marin County, CA


Founder of three data analytics companies

LoanPerformance: investor mortgage data; predicted 2008; featured in The Big Short; acquired by CoreLogic


MeasureOne: academic data for employability and lending


Meritize: merit based student loan lender

Entrepreneur, master convener, and dad to Reed, his 27-year-old son with autism. Dan has spent years assisting autism innovators with strategy, funding and customers. This work is the genesis of BlueUmbrella, which promises to expand this work exponentially.


With Proven Track Records


Adam Blake

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

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Technology entrepreneur and investor

Founder of Zego and Brightergy with successful exits

Angel investor and advisor 25+ early stage investments

Owner, developer, majority investor in several thousand apartment units

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year Finalist; #123 on Inc 500 & 40 under 40


Featured in national media: Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance, Young Money, and more


Dad to 6-year-old son with autism

Kate Sutherland

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

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Doer across autism service provision, advocacy and science

University VP: led major expansion into online learning; on Pearson Council of Advisors

Boston SPED PAC: ran parent advocacy group for 11,000 families

Research advocate: recruited winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine to study her children


Public Consulting Group: managed a state autism waiver outsourced contract


deNovis: program manager; healthcare technology

Mom to 17 and 16 year old sons with autism

A nonprofit registered in the State of Massachusetts