About

Governing Dynamics is a venture fund focused on pioneering technology transformation. We specialize in building new companies and corporate turnarounds.

We invest in Startups and actively manage special turnaround situations.

We help identify and create new markets and help scale existing ones. We pioneered several industries including VOIP, Ad Exchanges, B2B Marketplaces, Wireless Charging and ASAP Transportation.

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Success stories

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

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

Bloomberg interview April 2013

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.

Maya Sade

Founder & CEO at Spiral Capital

Michael Scheiner

Founder of TheDiamond.com based in NY and Israel. Thediamond.com is an internet based online diamond seller and market place.

V.P Governing Dynamics NY: Early stage technology venture fund. Specializing in disruptive web services, web exchanges, market places, clean tech and communication services.

E-commerce consulting. Ranging from early concept and idea stage to site technology, marketing, advertisement and product development. Over 15 yrs experience in B2C and B2B eCommerce, product development, strategy, conversion optimization and retention marketing. Mobile and social media applications , CRM, loyalty programs, white hat campaigning, SaaS (Software as a Service), advertising, media, SEM, SEO.

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.