About Us

Strategic investment, hands-on guidance

KOAT Capital is a dynamic holding company committed to strategic investment and long-term value creation across diverse industries, focusing on emerging growth opportunities.

Based in the United States and Canada, KOAT extends its reach across North America and Europe, leveraging our expertise and network to drive growth and innovation in key markets without being restricted to any specific industry.

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The Approach

At KOAT, we take pride in our decentralized management approach. This unique strategy empowers our subsidiary businesses, granting them the freedom to operate autonomously. Yet, they are not alone. They receive strategic guidance and support from our corporate management team. Our expertise lies in capital allocation decisions, investment strategies, and nurturing the leadership teams within each of our operating entities.

Capital Markets Advisory

KOAT Capital offers comprehensive capital market advisory services. Our seasoned team provides strategic guidance and tailored solutions to navigate the complexities of the financial landscape, ensuring our portfolio companies have access to the resources and expertise needed to thrive.

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Elevating excellence, amplifying greatness

KOAT partners with visionary founders and resilient software businesses to drive sustainable growth and success. We don’t just invest, we commit.

With a hands-on approach and a steadfast commitment to treating each investment as a long-term asset, we aim to create lasting value for our stakeholders and the communities we serve.


KOAT Capital Acquires Pelican AI to Drive Innovation in AI-Powered Payments Compliance and Trade Finance Solutions

KOAT Capital Invests in Digital Innovation With Acquisition of Scalio

KOAT Capital, a leading holding company focused on strategic investment and long-term value creation, has finalized the acquisition of Scalio, a prominent Silicon Valley-based digital product and service provider that blends design, technology, and digital strategy to help companies create transformative products and experiences.

Leadership Team

Daren Trousdell


Daren Trousdell is a serial technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience starting, growing and exiting great companies. He is the founder and former Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of NowVertical Group. Daren also has extensive global M&A experience on both the buy and sell-side, including deal origination, execution and integration, with many successful transactions ranging in value from $5 million to over $400 million. Daren also co-founded Clip Money Inc., a transformational fintech payments platform. Previously, Daren founded and sold Mindblossom, a leading digital media and technology agency, to Dentsu Aegis Network, and subsequently led North American client strategy and corporate development for the group.

Omar Rizvi


Omar Rizvi is a seasoned executive (CPA,CMA) recognized for his leadership prowess and innovative approach. As former Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at NowVertical Group, he orchestrated complex transactions, fueling growth. He has led finance & operations for large organizations such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Walmart and is a strategic business partner for entrepreneurial organizations.