Daniel Leal-Bruce


Daniel Leal-Bruce


Growth Marketer

Platform Venture Studio


Daniel’s love for entrepreneurship began in college at University of Florida, where he transformed a side-hustle selling home-baked cookies into Gainesville’s premier late-night cookie delivery service, Cookiegazm. After selling the cookie business in 2017, Daniel moved to the Washington, DC area, where he joined a then-early stage ISP startup, Starry, and helped grow its DC and NYC markets for the following four years until its IPO in 2022.

Daniel’s passion for early stage ventures has led to his involvement in industries including hospitality, telecom, and e-commerce.

Outside of Platform, you’ll find Daniel traveling, dancing salsa and bachata, and playing gigs with his band around some of DC’s hottest music venues.