Mr. Dan Shapiro (NYSCamp OR 1993)
National Youth Science Camp Alumni in the News
Mr. Dan Shapiro (NYSCamp OR 1993) is another amazing alumnus of the National Youth Science Camp in the news. As CEO and founder of Glowforge, Dan Shapiro’s company has raised $22 million to start mass production of its devices after originally running a crowdfunding campaign on its own site where it generated $27.9 million in pre-sales for its flagship device. It also raised $9 million in seed and Series A funding, previously. Glowforge is a company that makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use. This startup also plans to roll out a catalog of materials and premium designs for makers. Glowforge was founded in Seattle by repeat entrepreneur and angel investor Dan Shapiro — previously the CEO of Sparkbuy, a comparison tech shopping site acquired by Google — Glowforge today has 35 full-time employees.