The greatest risk is not taking one

About

Governing Dynamics (GD) is focused on pioneering technology. We specialize in building new companies in new industries.

Since 2000 we raised over $1B and had over $3B in exits generating 54% IRR for our investors. We created Arbinet and Transit Wireless which are two of the top 7 NYC venture backed exits since 2000.

We help identify, create and scale new markets. We helped pioneer several industries including VOIP, Ad Exchanges, B2B Marketplaces, Wireless Charging and ASAP Transportation. We always look for great talent with great ideas.

The greatest risk is not taking one...

Success stories

Bloomberg interview April 2013

Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc. (MIFI),
March, 2015

Novatel Wireless CEO: Turnaround Nearly Complete, Traders Following Falcone,
Nov. 19, 2014

Press Release

Alex Mashinsky, Founder & Managing Director

Alex Mashinsky is a recognized figure in the New York entrepreneurial scene. As the Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, a venture capital firm, Alex founded seven companies and managed several Public company turnarounds including Tellabs and Novatel Wireless. the startups include GroundLink in 2005, Transit Wireless in 2002, Elematics in 2000, and Arbinet in 1996. Combining the unique talents of business strategist and technological innovator Alex is continuing to invent new web & communications technologies. A featured speaker at over 120 international communications conferences and TV interviews, and the author of over 50 patents relating to exchanges, VOIP, messaging and communication, Alex has received numerous awards for innovation including Entrepreneur of the Year (2010) and the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation

S. Daniel Leon

S. Daniel Leon is a business and social entrepreneur with a proven track record growing early stage companies and building organizations from the ground up. Sought out for his passion, his ability to think strategically, and his talent for communicating a corporate story, Daniel has co-founded 3 companies, including ekkoTV and SIVOO.

Daniel is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of The Minders Group, a boutique design and technology development firm and a partner at Governing Dynamics, a New York-based early stage venture investment firm. He also serves as the Chairman of Beyon3D an israeli based technology firm. He previously served as General Manager, Mobile, of Ground Link, a Governing Dynamics portfolio company that raised more than $30 million in funding during his tenure. Previously, Daniel served as Vice President with the Gallup Organization.

Daniel's community involvement shows the same zeal for entrepreneurism that he has demonstrated in the business world. He is a founding board member of Act for Israel—an online platform for pro-Israel, digital activism—the latest of his ventures designed to strengthen the ties between his native and adoptive countries. He also sits on the boards of Bereisheet School and the Hudson Union Society. In October 2012, Daniel was asked by the Jewish Agency for Israel to join the task force tasked with keeping Israelis living abroad connected to the Jewish State.

Daniel holds a degree in Economics from Brown University and also attended Santa Monica College where, to the surprise of no one, founded the community's first Rotary Club. Daniel has one daughter, Ella, who is the love of his life. He splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv.

David Brill

General Counsel | Extensive Bank Regulatory Experience | Digital Assets | Blockchain | ICO Advisor | Private Equity

Multi-disciplinary General Counsel with extensive in-house experience at Fortune 100 and privately-held companies. Demonstrated experience in FinTech, digital assets, compliance, international M&A, employment/HR, securities, intellectual property, corporate and regulatory matters. Experience building and managing cross-border legal and compliance teams. Senior advisor to management and board of directors on strategic and operational matters. Frequent columnist and speaker.

Nuke Goldstein

Co-Founder, CTO at Parachute; Founder, CEO at Sevenpop

Started my career in AI and image processing, then C4I simulations, then 3D globe solutions, then geospatial interoperability, then interactive music, and now, as Parachute's CTO, B2B sales BI using AI.

Lola Scheiner

Lola is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years experience growing companies and management teams in the technology industry. Lola served in several management roles in Arbinet (ARBX) for 15 years and was part of the founding team of Comgates. Her passion for entrepreneurship and changing the world has been the driving force behind her success.