BOSTON, Dec.13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Point Capital, a venture capital firm focused on funding companies that can be leveraged and scaled on the internet, announced today the expansion of their advisory board with the addition of Leonardo DiCaprio as a special advisor.
"We are thrilled to have Leo join our team as a special advisor," said Mike Majors, Managing Partner of Data Point Capital. "As companies like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Pandora and Netflix become a ubiquitous part of our society, we welcome the unique insights from all our advisory board members on how individuals like to be entertained, and which platforms best support their habits. We look forward to Leo's contributions for both Data Point and our portfolio companies."
DiCaprio joins a group at Data Point that include Scott Savitz (Founder Data Point Capital and Founder Shoebuy.com), Lars Albright (Co-Founder Quattro Wireless), Colin Angle (Co-Founder iRobot), Fred Bertino (Co-Founder MMB and former President and Chief Creative Officer Hill, Holliday), Desh Deshpande (Co-Founder Cascade and Co-Founder Sycamore Networks), Diane Hessan (Co-Founder Communispace), John Giuliani (former CEO of Dotomi and former CEO of Conversant), Steve Papa (Co-Founder Endeca), Alan Phillips (Co-Founder Where.com), Jim Salzano (CEO of Easy Spirit and former President of Clarks), and Len Schlesinger (Former Vice Chairman, COO Limited Brands/Victoria Secret and former President of Babson College).
Advisory board members are also Limited Partners in Data Point, and are involved in Data Point's newly-launched Fund II.
About Data Point Capital
Data Point Capital focuses on companies that can be leveraged and scaled on the Internet. Categories of interest include consumer Internet (commerce, social, mobile), the industrial Internet of Things and cloud-based software (adtech, cyber security, AI). Our data-driven approach allows us to invest in companies that are at key inflection points in their lifecycles. The firm is made up of business executives, Internet leaders, and change agents who have created tremendous value through building a number of very successful companies. At Data Point Capital, we like to think of ourselves as entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs and that by investing with independent thinking based on real, differentiating innovation and complementary key metrics, superior results can be achieved. Representative investments include category leaders such as Smart Lunches, Clypd, CoachUp, Paintzen, Vee24 and YourMechanic.
Contact: Derek Lyons, SHIFT Communications, [email protected], 781-710-6716.
SOURCE Data Point Capital