Vince Scafaria is CEO of DotAlign, a NYC-based software company. DotAlign provides privacy-first software for enterprise relationship intelligence (“who knows who well”) and CRM enhancement.
Companies are already organized to coordinate for positive sum outcomes, and they already have secure networks and identity mechanisms (i.e. network logins), so DotAlign focused first on corporate use cases.
DotAlign is launching a version of its software aimed at use cases for individuals, DotAlign Private Networker (DPN). Adhering to prosocial principles, the software will analyze a blend of work and personal communications and related data right on the user’s device. Whereas DotAlign Enterprise Cloud lets colleagues browse each other’s relationships (subject to settings), DPN keeps all information fully private. But if a friend or colleague wants help with a strategic introduction, and you’re the very best person to help, you can get a private tap on the shoulder suggesting you might want to offer the introduction. Vince is inspired by the range of possibilities for professionals to help each other succeed in a prosocial economy.
Vince graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He dropped out of the Wharton MBA program to found the fintech startup DealMaven, sold to FactSet (NYSE:FDS). Vince has taught valuation and financial modeling to thousands of financiers. Previously, he was an investment banker and private equity deal professional with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Vince holds several patents related to privacy-first data sharing and analytics and has 20 years of experience as a hands-on software engineer. Vince fervently believes that technologies fostering coordination, communication, and trust hold the key to his someday-grandchildren inheriting the planet they deserve. He’s been off the grid since his TEDx talk on these collaboration themes, while delivering on enterprise use cases, and is excited to start exploring prosocial capitalism publicly again.