"A dot went for a walk and turned into a line."
The line became a letter, which grew into a word, which blossomed into an idea.
The idea became a Monet, or Hamlet, or Just Do It, or Apple. But it all started with a
dot, because everything needs a beginning.
Welcome to dot, where great ideas begin.
A dot is a building block on the back of which ideas are born. In order to create a lasting relationship with your customer, we start at the first dot, which is listening. Listening leads to understanding. From understanding comes insight, followed by idea, which is the basis for every conversation you have with your customer. At dot, we adhere to this simple path to create impactful communications with your customers.
But the path doesn't stop there. dot remains your strategic partner from fundraising through product launch, making sure you reach the finish line of success.
Who We Are
The principals at dot have collaborated together for eight years, turning many dots into lines that have resulted in the growth of a number of strong, profitable companies. Collectively, we founded tech giant Fusion-io and grew it into a billion dollar public company. We have created and marketed our own products on Amazon. We have contributed to the growth of brands like Nike, Black & Decker, HSBC and Avaya, and in partnership with Steve Wozniak, we created Silicon Valley Comic Con-a science, tech and pop culture event now in its third year that attracts over 70,000 guests to the city of San Jose.
Meet the Team
Rick C. White Co-founded Fusion-io, Inc. and Primary Data and served as its chief marketing officer. Mr. White served as Chief Marketing Officer of Fusion-io, Inc. until May 2013. Mr. White was responsible for planning and implementing Fusion-io, Inc.’s marketing strategies. He has been a Venture Partner at GMG Capital Partners L.P. since 2001. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Inaura, Inc. He has many years of industry entrepreneurial experience, having founded several successful technology companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars which include Realm Systems, Inc., Phobos Corporation, a provider of Internet traffic management solutions, which sold for $309 million and most recently, Fusion-io, a pioneer of flash memory that sold to Sandisk for $1.2 billion in 2014. Mr. White also served as Chairman of DAZ 3D, a leading provider of high quality 3D models and 3D authoring software. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Realm Systems, Inc. Mr. White also served as Chairman of Forum Systems Inc. and Phobos Corporation.
Trip Hunter has been in the marketing profession on both the client and agency side for over 20 years. He began his career at McCann Erickson in New York working on Perrier, AT&T and Black & Decker. In 1996, he helped start Renegade, a non-traditional marketing agency based on the belief that when marketing performs a service, through education or entertainment, audiences are more likely to actively engage with the brand. It has helped him create successful campaigns for Nike, HSBC, Avaya and Panasonic among others. Trip happily left the East Coast in 2010 to run the marketing for Utah-based Fusion-io which was sold to SanDisk in 2014. After Fusion-io, Trip ran corporate marketing for tech start up Primary Data for four years. Currently he splits his time between dot Marketing, and as Chairman of Silicon Valley Comic Con.
Sam served as the North American Marketing Director at tech start up Fusion-io, where he oversaw all aspects of marketing. Fusion-io went public in 2012 and was acquired by Sandisk in 2013, and Sam played a critical role in integrating the two brands together. While Sam has run a marketing team, he also possesses a deep knowledge of the more creative aspects of marketing. He is an accomplished designer, videographer and photographer. Sam is also a founding partner in Steve Wozniak’s Silicon Valley Comic Con. Now in its fourth year, SVCC celebrates the intersection of science, technology and pop culture, attracting over 70,000 people to the city of San Jose each year.