Dan Rasmussen

Dan Rasmussen

Formal First Name
Daniel (Dan)

Dan Rasmussen is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Verdad Advisers. He is a New York Times bestselling author listed in the 2017 list of Forbes 30 under 30. It was in high school when he became passionate about investigative journalism. A Harvard summa cum laude, Rasmussen focused on studying slavery and the American South. Using databases and his wide collection of primary and secondary sources, he constructed a rich, extensive history that brought the slave revolt to life.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Rasmussen’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.
  • In addition to journalism, he was a national medalist in rowing and was named a Washington Post All-Met athlete.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.