Danny Freed


Some things I've helped build:


Ann Arbor, MI

2014 - Present


Companion is a peer-to-peer safety service that improves public safety and provides peace of mind to anyone on the move. Our mobile app allows your family and friends to easily keep an eye on you as you walk home late at night. With the Companion Monitoring Service, Public safety organizations can harness real-time walking data combined with historical walking patterns and a predictive engine to determine the optimal placement of officers. We recently won first place at the Michigan Business Challenge.

Lead Designer & Developer

Detroit, MI

2014 - 2015


Located in the heart of Detroit, All Good Records is a soulful & creative label that curates and develops the spread of thoughtful artistry to the world. All Good Records was started by world renowned artist GRiZ. I designed and developed their website and implemented a CMS system that allowed someone non-technical to update the site in its entirety. Features of the site include a lifestyle blog, a music player, photo streams from instagram, ticket sales, a merch store, and much more.


Ann Arbor, MI

2013 - 2014


Led design of this social scheduling app based in Ann Arbor, MI. Also designed & developed their website. Merge pulls in each university's course guide to make it extremely easy for students to add their class schedule into the app.



June 2014


A fun little side project I made that lets you play back your favorite Big Sean ad-libs and matches them up with funny video clips. As a longtime Big Sean fan, this was very fun to work on.

Note: Explicit Lyrics

Designer & Frontend Developer

Ann Arbor, MI



Helped lead a complete redesign & re-branding of GuideU, a tutor marketplace based in Ann Arbor. Started with wireframes and then moved to PSDs. Finally, transformed the designs into frontend code and worked with their backend team to implement it on their site.

Work experience:

Summer Portfolio Analyst Developer/Designer in Residence

Chicago, IL



Along with analyst work, built an internal CRM/Dealflow tool for Lightbank, did frontend development/design work for Portfolio Companies Clusterflunk and EventUP, and Incubated Companion

Chicago, IL

August, 2014


Selected by CEO to help build out a new product dubbed “Groupon 2.0” focusing on the millions of local merchants who don't want to run a Groupon deal. Drafted initial sales script and collected early customer feedback and research.


Ann Arbor, MI

2013 - Present


We help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into great companies. We have helped build, mentor and connect over 10 companies (and counting) with a focus on MVP’s and helping execute others’ ideas.

Summer Analyst

Ann Arbor, MI



Worked with managing partner Jim Adox to help strengthen the firm’s focus on technology-related investments. Also did work for portfolio companies UpTo and Nextt