Dot Capital is a leading New York City based boutique Venture Capital firm. Dot Capital’s team leverages its over 60 years of experience as professional Venture Capital investors to surface investments in disruptive growth companies that operate in its target sectors.
Venture capital minimums of capital and strategic and financial planning are just a part of what Dot Capital brings to its investment partnerships. Dot Capital feels perseverance and ingenuity are essential ingredients when building winning technology companies and it looks for entrepreneurs who demonstrate these qualities.
Investment opportunities are screened by filters developed since the principal’s entrance into the venture capital community in the late 90’s. Dot Capital will evaluate deals at all stages and it adjusts investment criteria based upon the situation. Referenced, management, technology and product are a must. Dot Capital’s principals have accumulated Board of Director experience across all target sectors and have established broad networks to source investment opportunities, management and business development relationships.
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Dot Capital (“Firm”) was formed by Joseph R. Saviano (the “Founder”) in 2012 after a two-decade career in private equity and venture capital. Dot Capital was formed with the goal to build partnerships that consistently produce top quartile venture capital returns for investors, entrepreneurs, management teams and founders. The Firm expects to generate the majority of its income from profit participation after investors receive returns of capital. Alignment with investors and teams is paramount when building partnerships and an enduring Firm. To help ensure success, investments will be in growth sectors of the economy, in companies that have profitable operating business models with experienced, entrepreneurial management teams.
Since founding, Dot Capital has raised two venture capital funds, made eighteen investments and realized nine investments. Larry Bettino joined Mr. Saviano in 2016 when the Firm held an initial closing on its first institutional venture capital fund, Dot Cap VC Fund, L.P. Alex Krakoski and Max Tave joined in 2018 and Eddie Saviano in 2020. The Firm has built a portfolio containing investments in the technology sub-sectors of; mobile marketing, SaaS, Internet of Things, digital media, payments, sharing economy and Internet infrastructure. The Founder believes in each case, management, entrepreneurs and investors are excited to be working together.
Dot Capital has generated strong cash returns for investors. From inception to December 31, 2020, the Firm’s realized portfolio has achieved total distributed capital to invested capital of 2.1 times and it’s carrying value to invested capital over the entire portfolio is 2 times.
Dot Capital has raised two funds, Dot Cap VC Fund, L.P., (“Dot VC”) in 2016 and Dot Capital Growth Fund, L.P. (“Dot Growth”) in 2020. Dot VC and Dot Growth (collectively “Funds”) are venture capital funds that acquire equity positions in emerging technology leaders through direct investments in early-stage companies and secondary stock purchases from founders and angels in late stage venture capital backed companies. Investments range from $750K to $4M per deal. This unique two prong approach aims to produce a portfolio with potentially quicker exit opportunities and reduced follow-on financing risk. The Founder believes that a mix of primary and secondary investments will produce a lower risk portfolio without sacrificing high return potential.
All target portfolio investments will operate in large growth markets where technology changes are disrupting the status quo. The Funds’ investments will operate in the SaaS, mobile, Internet infrastructure, Big Data, IoT, sharing economy and digital media sectors and the Funds returns will be driven by revenue and profit growth of portfolio investments.
Dot VC is fully invested, has realized more than half its investments and has produced top-quartile venture capital returns from launch to December 31, 2020.
Dot Growth is actively seeking new investments.
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Astadia is the market leading mainframe to cloud software, consulting and systems integration boutique, specialized in moving IBM and Unisys mainframe applications and databases to distributed and cloud platforms.
For over 30 years, Astadia has taken on some of the biggest challenges in mainframe modernization, including cloud migration, refactoring, replatforming, DevOps, and managed IT services in today’s blended enterprise and cloud ecosystem. We have a track record of over 300 successful migrations with world-class organizations, saving time and money, minimizing risk, and driving superior business performance.
In March 2021, Astadia significantly upgraded its own technology with the acquisition of Anubex, the market leader in refactoring, offering our clients a new level of speed and efficiency through a software “migration factory” that automates nearly 100% of coding and testing.
The Authoriti Network prevents identity theft, fraud, and misuse of consumer information by creating cryptographic, encoded permission codes via a users biometrics ("Authoriti Permission Code®").
Authoriti Network is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of trading, financial transactions, and credit authorization. Its services protect individuals identity to secure their banking transactions online by providing random security codes. The company was founded in 2017 and headquartered in New York, United States.
Authoriti developed the patent-pending Authoriti Permission Code® smart PIN to put control of transactions in the hands of the consumer and give institutions the confidence that every action is authorized much as the world worked prior to digitization via handshakes, signatures, notaries, etc.
Blue Wire is a sports podcasting platform that publishes the next generation of journalists, influencers, commentators - from social media to delivery 21st century content and conversations to sports fans
Blue Wire is built around the simple idea that independent podcasts would be more successful if they worked together. This concept is the foundation of the Blue Wire’s network of 260+ shows from Green Light with Chris Long, Stay Hot, and Road Trippin to regional hits such as Bronx Pinstripes, Light Years, Pack-A-Day and many more.
Blue Wire believes that financial and creative independence are the core metrics of success for our partners. Blue Wire’s here to make sure creators can monetize their content without compromising their voice and passion.
A leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and medical billing software and services for medical groups
In today’s challenging healthcare landscape, healthcare organizations need an innovative partner who can help enhance clinical workflows, increase revenue, modernize the patient experience, and reduce operational expenses.
CareCloud (Nasdaq: CCLD, CCLDP, CCLDO), formerly known as MTBC, delivers the most comprehensive technology-enabled solutions to healthcare organizations of all sizes, spanning a wide range of specialties, all across the country.
Cirrus specializes in making apps that integrate Salesforce with Google. (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, and more)
Recognized as a leader in Sales Engagement by G2Crowd, Cirrus Insight was an early innovator, bringing advanced email integration and automation to the inbox of every salesperson. By streamlining the sales process and integrating the sales workflow directly into the inbox, Cirrus Insight helps our customers schedule more appointments, sync mission-critical data and close more deals.
“Clovis Point is extremely excited to partner with Cirrus Insight,” said Robert Shuford, Managing Partner at Clovis Point. “We look forward to helping the company accelerate growth.”
A peering solution provider that delivers traffic across it's global network of interconnected IXPs without touching the commodity Internet
Console’s award-winning Software Defined Interconnection® technology is designed in-house by our global team of developers and network engineers. The Console Connect platform itself combines millions of lines of code with our own global network infrastructure to deliver fully automated switching and routing.
Console continues to discover new ways to automate our network services, and make connectivity more flexible and convenient for Console Connect users.
Data2Go sells wireless data services for IoT devices and fixed line back up for mission critical systems. Data2Go has a SaaS platform for provisioning, billing and connection management. Data2Go generates monthly recurring services revenue.
Data2Go’s Network and Traverse platform were designed for the M2M and IoT markets. Data2Go provides organizations the flexibility to manage all of their lines from a “single pane of glass” via their Traverse Platform. Founded in 2014, Data2Go Wireless has been serving the cellular connectivity needs of businesses across the United States.
Data2Go’s mission is to help your company meet the ever growing challenges of data connectivity. Whether you are trying to create a highly available data network or enabling your M2M or IoT devices, Data2Go can help. Through their Nationwide Carrier Agnostic Network and their hardware manufacturer partners, Data2Go Wireless has a solution for your company.
Eskala has developed a software platform that enables developers to build Kubernetes based cloud native applications easier by providing a low-code environment to build upon. Eskala charges large web-centric businesses a monthly fee to effectively connect, manage and secure microservices through its platform’s graphical interface.
Eskala takes the complex, manual, mundane, time-consuming, painful, and error prone Kubernetes application development process, and turn it into a beautiful visual experience. No need to manually create YAML manifests or Helm charts. Become productive with Kubernetes on day one.
Eskala’s goal is to get you to rapidly build, debug and deploy Kubernetes applications with minimal effort, and without the blood, sweat and tears that come with the manual use of Kubernetes. As you may have already discovered, Kubernetes is burdensome to use, and hard to master.
Hanzo is a mobile ecommerce Platform-as-a-Service for leading brands and large merchants.
The Company’s platform is PCI-DSS certified and provides to customers tools to interact with consumers through their smartphones, with products such as loyalty, coupon wallets, m-commerce, instant payments, CRM. Current customers include Mastercard, Petz and Unilever.
HANZO creates complete and customized digital solutions based on their proprietary products.
Helpr offers an enterprise "Family Care" mobile app based SaaS platform to employers who want to assist employees and partners by providing bespoke childcare benefit programs including cost-of-care subsidies tailored to the needs.
Helpr grew from a national babysitting service into a tech platform that functions as care infrastructure for some of the largest employers in the world.
As former foster parents and power users of their own platform, Becka and Kasey are driven by their mission of building solutions that serve the foundational needs of a functioning workforce. Helpr is in available globally in 175 countries.
An independent mobile DSP and DMP has been sold to Ignitionone, a leader in cloud based digital marketing whos backers include ABS Capital & Softbank
Human Demand, a mobile ad startup which launched last summer targeting the long tail of app developers, has since expanded its focus to brands, and is today announcing having raised an additional $900,000 in new funding. Some of that new investment is founder money, while the others leading the round include the DEV fund and ARC Angel Fund.
To date, Human Demand has handled around 400 campaigns from its 150 or so customers. While smaller developers might run one campaign, brands and agencies may run as many as 30 or 40. The company is also partnered with several exchanges, including MoPub, MobClix, Smaato, Nexage, OpenX, Inneractive, LiveIntent, and Amobee, for example.
IMGN Media is a next generation social media publisher that owns, partners and manages the social feeds of up and coming influencers and creators. IMGN Media generates billions of views a month across it's network.
IMGN Media is a startup producing and programming content for social audiences, including on Instagram. It is the creator of ViralLab, a proprietary in-house technology that enables the company’s editorial team to scale content curation, channel management and audience growth.
IMGN operates DAQUAN, an Instagram brand which delivers memes on internet culture that resonate with fans and celebrities alike; SOCCERMEMES, an Instagram comedic soccer brand; JOURNAL, an Instagram teenage girls-centric brand.
Immedia is a leading provider of low power video and image processing chips for connected camera applications, bringing vision to the Internet of Things.
Immedia Semiconductor is a leading provider of video and image processing chips for connected camera applications. Immedia’s breakthrough low power solutions with 3D noise processing and noDRAM™ technologies enable consumer cameras with unprecedented image quality, battery life, price points and form factors.
Immedia is also the company behind Blink, the ultra-affordable smart HD home monitoring and alert system.
LiftMetrix provides social media marketers with SaaS based tools that provide accurate measurement, attribution, analysis and reporting to expose the return on social media advertising investment.
LiftMetrix set out to provide marketers with a tool that solves this big data problem – an accurate measurement and attribution tool used to expose the return on investment in social media. This Social ROI tool will transform social media data and analytics into actionable ROI-driven business intelligence.
With their tool, marketers will save time sorting through spreadsheets and act upon trends in how their audience responds to their messaging on social media. And marketers will be able to adjust their strategy on the fly to maximize the effectiveness of their campaigns.
PassionFlix is the first genre specific OTT "over-the-top" or direct to device, video channel. PassionFlix is a romance channel targeted toward women.
Since starting in 2017, PassionFlix have several original movies, series and shorts based on romance novels you already know and love.
Founder Tosca Musk, looks to empower women through emotional strength, removing shame from female sexuality, and provide the audience with strong female characters, a rich diversity of stories, and HEAs that will make you come back and again and again.
Provider of a set of high bandwidth, programmable Ethernet switches specially designed for data centers, cloud providers and high density enterprise server deployments.
Platina Systems is an infrastructure management company that activates the value of data by simplifying infrastructure operations – at a fraction of the cost. By converging scalable compute within storage, organizations can deploy and manage systems for AI and active archives, simplify on-premise customer deployments and enable developers to focus on development and innovation instead of the operational efforts to manage clusters.
For the world’s largest enterprises, Platina Systems technology minimizes data movement, extracts long term value from their digital assets and reduces the time and expertise needed to implement modern cloud-like infrastructure.
SaaS provider a dynamic pricing engine for in-app purchases of digital media content.
Scientific Revenue provides a dynamic pricing solution for mobile game publishers and application providers.
Its patent-pending technology uses predictive analytics, machine learning, and temporal pattern matching in order to deliver targeted, per-user pricing that increases conversion and overall in-app purchase revenue.
SaaS based end user research and testing platform for mobile, website and applications developers
Validately makes it really easy to Learn from Users and Collaborate with Teammates. Thousands of UX Researchers & Designers from Google, Salesforce, Amazon, Twilio, Stubhub, Allstate, Citi and more great companies use Vaildately for mobile and desktop user research and testing.
Validately was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, United States.
Veracode is a leader in securing web, mobile and third-party applications (for nearly 1/3 of the Fortune 100) through its cloud-based platform.
In 1998, a hacker group called L0pht testified before Congress to expose the lack of software and network security, a whole new world out there open for abuse.
One member, Chris Wysopal (Weld Pond), set out to invent a way to prevent malicious actors from exploiting vulnerabilities by co-founding Veracode in 2006 where he is CTO to this day.
The endeavor turned out to be much bigger than Veracode initially thought. What started as a code scanning tool has evolved into an intelligent software security platform that prevents, detects, and responds to vulnerabilities and manages risk and compliance for thousands of leading organizations around the world.
Windmill designs and markets top-rated window AC units for apartments that can be controlled by a smartphone and that get high marks for their power, eco-friendliness and aesthetic.
Windmill is a Manufacturer of air conditioners designed to offer an environmentally savvy and device-compatible machine.
The company’s air conditioners have antimicrobial filters and activated carbon filters and can be controlled and programmed for three cool and three fan settings via an application, a small remote, or from the machine’s top buttons, enabling customers to have an eco-friendly product.
Workspace provides a SaaS platform to development teams that help them schedule, manage and report on, IT projects
Workspace provides a project intelligence SaaS platform targeted initially at helping enterprise software companies deliver better project services in connection with the implementation of the software products they sell.
These companies manage from dozens to thousands of simultaneous implementation projects, where high project volume, inherentcomplexity, continuous scope changes, resource variability, and fragmented project data combine to make outcomes unpredictable; compromising financial forecasts, product reputation and vulnerable margins.
Wyng provides a SaaS platform that collects Zero-Party Data (“ZPD”) and provides APIs to clients to leverage ZPD to enable personalized web content and customer experiences
Wyng’s mission is to help brands grow and understand their audience, to deliver more relevant experiences.
Founded by two entrepreneurs who were tired of marketing strategies built on the misuse of consumer data, our goal is to make it easy for brands to put privacy first while creating better customer experiences. Don’t guess what your customers want. Just ask.
Zoomcar is a sharing economy leader by being India's first and largest car sharing network via its web and mobile apps. Its "Zap" service allows people to rent out their automobiles when they aren't using them to earn money.
Zoomcar is the leading marketplace for car sharing in emerging markets, with over 20,000 cars on its technology-driven platform across India, Southeast Asia, and Egypt. Zoomcar empowers host entrepreneurs to safely and easily share their cars to earn additional passive income. Guests in the Zoomcar community enjoy a diverse, affordable selection ofcars to unlock memorable driving experiences with friends and family.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Zoomcar employs over 300 people and operates in 50 cities across India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Egypt. Uri Levine, the co-founder of mobility unicorns Waze and Moovit, currently serves as Zoomcar’s Chairman of the Board.
Zytara is a financial technology company focused on supporting Millennial and Gen Z gamers. Through the Zytara mobile app, members can sign up for a spending account tailored to gamers, with debit cards, automated payments for online gaming tournaments and player-to-player (P2P) transfers based upon blockchain technology.
Developer of a fintech platform intended to merge traditional banking systems with new-age digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
The company’s platform converts collectibles such as in-game skins, giveaways, and digital art into an NFT that can be brought, traded, or sold, enabling big brands to create and incorporate non-fungible tokens to accelerate customer engagement in a unique and trendy way.
Joseph R. Saviano, Founder and Managing Member, brings 25 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience to the Firm.
Mr. Saviano is currently the Managing Partner at Dot Capital, LLC, a New York City based venture capital firm he founded in 2012. Dot Capital is focused on investments in companies that disrupt and drive the digital economy. Wireless applications, software-as-a-service, big data, digital media and internet infrastructure are its current areas of focus.
Previously, Mr. Saviano was a Partner and CFO of Baker Capital, joining the firm in June 1997 to lead all administrative functions at the firm. In 1998 he became a Partner and in 2001 joined the investment committee and worked on the firm’s investment activities in the telecomm-media-technology sector. At Baker Capital, Mr. Saviano led investments in the software, mobile application, digital media and Internet infrastructure sectors.
Prior to joining Baker Capital, he was the CFO of Harvest Partners and from 1992 to 1996 he worked at Apollo Management. From 1988 to 1992 he worked at Bear Stearns.
Mr. Saviano has been a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies which successfully exited or been marked up: Dotster (a leading domain name registrar and web services provider); IQNavigator (a software-as-a-service employee relationship management software solutions for the contingent labor market); Offermobi (a leading mobile only performance marketing network); Humandemand, Inc. (a first mover in the mobile demand side platform, data management space); and Wine.com (the most trafficked wine retailer on the web). Current Board of Director roles include: Console (a peering provider that links networks to provide low latency high available inter-connect solutions); Statsocial, Inc. (a social media, big data analytics provider); and Crowded.com Inc. (a marketplace for on-demand labor).
Mr. Saviano is the Chairman of the ARC Angel Fund and is on the advisory committees of DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) and Funding Wonder, Inc., a small business lending portal.
Mr. Saviano received his B.S. in finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
Lawrence Bettino, Managing Director, brings over 25 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience to the Firm.
Mr. Bettino joined Dot Capital in April 2016 as an Associate Partner and brings extensive transaction expertise earned through his partner level experience at four private equity and venture capital firms.
For nine years, 2006 to 2015, Mr. Bettino was a Partner at StarVest Partners, a New York City based venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled business services that take advantage of next-generation internet and information technologies.
From 2001 to 2006, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus and led the firm’s investment activities in telecommunications and information technology, and was a member of the firm’s executive management group.
For the five years prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was a founding partner at Baker Capital where he worked with Mr. Saviano. From 1989 to 1996 he was a partner with Dillon Read Venture Capital where he focused on technology and data communications investments. An experienced engineer, he held a series of technical and management positions at IBM.
Mr. Bettino is currently a member of the Board of Directors of TDAmeritrade and Validately (a leading SaaS provider of user experience, application testing), previously he has been a member of the Board of Directors of several public and private companies, including: IRON Solutions (a Data-as-a-Service provider and the largest farm equipment transaction information database); Accept Software (a solution for Innovation Process Management); Switchfly (a leading loyalty redemption platform and payments engine for travel); Transactis (a leading provider of electronic bill presentment and payment (“EBPP”) solutions); and Travora Media (a leading next-generation travel platform).
Mr. Bettino is a member of the Board of the Non-Partisan Committee of Bronxville.
Mr. Bettino received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Responsibilities include marketing fund, deal sourcing, due diligence, investment monitoring, Limited Partner relations and firm operations
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Alex Krakoski graduated from Cornell University’s College of Engineering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Entrepreneurship. He currently works with Centene on its Strategy & Growth team, where he is focused on growing Ambetter and leveraging emerging technologies to improve the patient and provider experience. His prior experience in launching his own consumer brand and helping early stage technology startups gain substantial traction as well as early stage venture capital exposure will help the Dot team continue to deliver outsized returns to our investors.
Edward is an experienced and well-balanced finance professional, adapted to many roles and prepared for the business trends of the future, such as SaaS, AI, the ‘Machine Economy,’ and the ubiquitous Tech that is now a large part of everyone’s professional lives. With a unique background in Tax Management and Financial Analysis, Edward also has basic training for Sales roles, specifically for tech and software companies, where he looks to evolve and contribute significantly to fast growing teams and companies.
With six years in professional tax accounting, financial analysis and office management experience, Edward actively engaged with a large and diverse client base, where he excelled at client relations, finance roles and problem solving.
Edward achieved a B.A. from Boston University in 2013 where he established a strong liberal arts foundation that inspires his business acumen, and participated in and led creative associations with his peers, including comedy and theater.
Edward now continues his professional career and life-long learning in Finance, Sales and Entrepreneurship. His interests include investing, Blockchain Technology including Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, and Venture Capital in SaaS, New Media, Data Analytics and AI.