Joseph R. Saviano
Founder & Managing Partner
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.