About Me

Hey, I'm Daniel Ross.

I'm an ex-missionary turned entrepreneur, real estate investor, and cybersecurity nonprofit leader (and I dabble in fly fishing when I have time)

Who Am I

I’m Daniel Ross, and I’ve gone from high school dropout to missionary to entrepreneur, real estate investor, and nonprofit leader.


For over 15 years, I’ve been assisting people in harnessing technology to generate multiple streams of income. My clients range from single moms launching businesses to multi-million dollar startups and even celebrities like Dennis Rodman.

Quick Facts About Me

I dropped out of high school in 9th grade, and my life changed direction after my release from jail a few years later.

This led me to a mission trip in the Dominican Republic, where I witnessed poverty firsthand and felt driven to make a difference.

I pursued theology in Bible College (yes, you read that right), but my path changed when an entrepreneurial college leader introduced me to business books.

A life-changing incident occurred in 2007 during a cliff diving mishap, making me reevaluate my life. 

I decided to sell my belongings and move to Kuala Lumpur with just a backpack.

From 2008 to 2014, I collaborated with nonprofits in Malaysia and Thailand, focusing on leadership, arts, business, and community development.

During my time in Southeast Asia, I founded KUDZUU and initiated social enterprises like LIT Coffee and Urban Aquaponics. I also assisted in launching fashion brands such as Viapiana.ca.

In 2014, my mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer brought me back to the place I vowed never to live in again. My hometown in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

There, I rebranded KUDZUU and established KOLECTIV, helping nonprofits and companies boost their revenue.

I’ve collaborated with a wide range of clients, including ambitious entrepreneurs launching their businesses, as well as ventures in the crypto, cannabis, and unconventional startup sectors. 

I’ve even had the opportunity to work with celebrities like Dennis Rodman. My client list reads like a wild reality show lineup.

Now, my mission is clear: I aim to empower people by teaching them how to leverage AI technology for productivity and achieving personal and professional goals.

AI isn’t just technology; it’s a tool that provides us with time. 


Time to pursue our passions, form deep connections with loved ones, and create a positive impact on the world.

I hope the stuff I’ve picked up from reading tons of books, trying out AI tools, and learning from my own goof-ups can make your journey a bit smoother.

“Since meeting Daniel Ross I’ve been super impressed with his ability to implement AI in practical ways for his day to day. Would recommend everyone follows along!”


– Tanner Baldwin – CEO of Scout AI

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