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CEO, udelv, Inc.
Daniel Laury co-founded and seed-funded udelv, Inc., the world leader in autonomous deliveries, in 2016, after identifying a gap between the advancement of autonomous driving technology and the state of the delivery industry. He put together a team of engineers with years of experience in the field and created the world’s first driverless electric vehicle capable of operating on public roads. With his team, he coordinated the world’s first public road autonomous delivery in January 2018.
Prior to founding udelv, Daniel co-founded LuckySurf.com, which became the 17th most visited site in the world by December 2000, raised $40M in funding, and successfully sold it in 2008. He then founded LSF Interactive, a digital marketing agency. In 2010 and 2013 LSF was recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing private companies in America.
In 2012, under his leadership, LSF Interactive acquired the Geary Group to form Geary LSF, one of the world's leading independent digital marketing companies, with a roster of brand clients across the U.S. and Europe, 240 people, 8 offices in the US and Europe and over $120 million in media under management. That same year Advertising Age ranked Geary LSF as the 4th largest search marketing agency in the U.S.
After leaving Geary LSF, Laury became an investor in high tech and founded The Explorer Group, a VC fund and accelerator for exponential technologies, with investments in early stage companies.
Daniel's early career includes service as a naval officer; a Board Member of Dassault Development; a founder and CEO of Probag SA, an airport equipment company selling a patented luggage protection equipment to airlines and airports around the world; and a manager with the prestigious Wall Street bank Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
He holds an MBA from top French business school ESSEC and was Co-Chair of SEMPO San Francisco.
He founded and is Chairman of the Board of Halt Homelessness, a nonprofit organization to combat homelessness in San Francisco. Halt Homelessness recently stroke an exclusive deal with The Salvation Army to build a large transitional housing facility in the SOMA district in San Francisco in view of sheltering thousands of homeless people and reinserting them in life.
Daniel is a married husband and proud father of four, a patron of the SF MOMA, the SF Symphony and the SF Opera. A native of France, Daniel is a dual citizen of the United States and the European Union and speaks four languages.