Blue Umbrella Ventures is a bootstrapped organization fueled by our passion to make an outsized impact in the world of autism, neurodiversity, and special needs. Our small research team in India has worked closely with student interns and volunteers to build our database and website, and to begin to reach out to the autism tech companies, investors, and researchers.
Our Founder: Dan Feshbach
A social entrepreneur, Dan has simultaneously launched successful companies in both autism education and finance. Blue Umbrella is built on almost two decades of experience in the autism sector.
Dan founded Blue Umbrella in order to leverage his experience in building TeachTown over a 15 year period and the Oak Hill School over an 18 year period. He is committed using in list his network and use his learnings in big financial data, machine learning and technology to contribute to solving the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs focused on autism and neurodiversity. Dan brings a unique business perspective, a vast network, and endless passion to make a measurable impact.
Like many autism entrepreneurs Inspired by his now 24-year-old son Reed, Dan co-founded TeachTown in 2004, a digital autism education company that brings apps, training, and cutting-edge technology to 14,000 students in 900 school districts across the United States. In 2000 he also co-founded the Oak Hill School, that has served roughly 40 students diagnosed with autism in Marin County, California every year since 2000.
As the founder and CEO of Loan Performance, Inc. — sold to First American Financial (now CoreLogic) in April 2005 — Dan built a nationally renowned company utilizing big data. Dan parlayed his big data and executive expertise to co-found MeasureOne, that enables students to leverage their academic data to access loans, jobs and educational opportunity.
Blue Umbrella Founder
SOCRATIC VENTURES, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
M.B.A. AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Chesapeake Bay Ventures
HEALTH CARE POLICY LEADER WITH FOCUS ON AUTISM AND ADDICTION FIELDS
FORMER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT AUTISM SPEAKS
M.B.A. AT FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY
Student Honor Roll
ENLISTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AUTISM ENTREPRENEURS
Innovation is driven by talent. We are passionate about recruiting students into the autism innovation community.
We give students the opportunity to acquire first-hand experience and find career paths in the autism tech and social entrepreneurship space.
Blue Umbrella is proud to have attracted and engaged talented students and introduced them to the world of autism technology and innovation, the challenges the people with autism often face, and practical approaches that have an impact.
Students from UC Berkeley, Harvard Business School, and the University of San Francisco have made invaluable contributions and for this we are grateful.
Interested in becoming involved with Blue Umbrella? We absolutely want to hear from you. Be patient with us we are passion project in formation.