Dan Rasmussen

Dan Rasmussen

Formal First Name
Daniel (Dan)

Dan Rasmussen is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Verdad Advisers, a global investment firm that provides a public market alternative to private equity. A New York Times bestselling author, he first gained public notice when he published his book American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt, based on his Harvard undergraduate thesis, in 2011. Dan is an outspoken critic of the market’s enthusiasm for private equity, resulting from research he conducted in the business while working at Bain Capital. Today, he is achieving recognition for staging his own revolt against the private equity industry via Verdad Advisers' highly leveraged small-cap stock fund. He also serves as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and his investment research has been featured in multiple volumes of The Best Investment Writing.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Prior to founding Verdad Advisers, Dan served as an Associate for Bain Capital, the elite private equity firm.

  • At Bain Capital, one of his responsibilities was to collect data on deals by Bain and its competitors to determine why some had done well and others had not. 

  • Dan's thesis won the Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize, the Perry Miller Prize, and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, Harvard’s top undergraduate academic honor.

  • The thesis is the basis for his first book, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt.