About US

Our Mission

Capizate is the premier Due Diligence Financial Technology company serving Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and the Professional Investment Community. Our proprietary scoring system predicts a company’s likely capitalization, ability to remain and in business, and return of investment to shareholders with 3-4x more accuracy than traditional diligence models. Capizate is the leading tool for Entrepreneurs preparing to raise capital and for Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, PE Funds, and Investment Banks looking to rapidly screen and prepare candidates for investment.

Traditional Diligence Services

Capizate Diligence Services

Three (3) out of Four (4) Venture Capital funded Start-ups fail. That is a success rate of 25%.
-Wall Street Journal
Crowdfunded success rates average only 22.4%. That is over a 75% failure rate.
Of 1,119 of FUNDED Tech Startups only 30% exited after up to 6 rounds of funding. only  10% exited with a valuation above $50mm.​

The first evidence-based predictive measure of a company’s ability to return capital to its investors.

  • Based on 334 Specific Company Attributes
  • Ten Year Diligence study of several thousand companies
  • Scientific White Paper detailing methodology
  • 925+ (of 1000 pts) companies outperform historic private investment return rates (with 3-4x ROI)

Since 2008, companies that score 925 or higher have achieved the “Trifecta” - Capitalization, staying in business, and repaying lender or investors 78% of the time.


executive team


Gavin West

CEO & President

Gavin West serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Capizate. He currently also advises Smileyscope, a DTX health start-up, and Active Armor, a disruptive Orthopedics medical device company. Over the past 20 years, Mr. West advised numerous early stage medtech and defense technology companies and led the commercialization of dozens of products. He holds and undergrad from the United States Naval Academy and completed his master’s at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Prior to his career in Medtech, Mr. West served as a Marine Officer and conducted numerous combat tours in infantry, intelligence, and special operations roles with the USMC, JSOC, NSA, and CIA. Mr. West is also on the Board of Directors of Retrieving Freedom, a nonprofit dedicated to providing guide dogs to veterans and children with autism.

Jeff Basile

CFO & Board Member

Jeff Basile has 30+ years of finance and accounting experience in both private and public companies. In his last two roles he served as a controller for a multi-billion dollar technology company and as the CFO for a privately held technology company that experienced exceptional growth. He is an expert in implementing fiscal control and managing cash flow for rapidly scaling corporations. He holds an MBA from Hellenic American University and holds a BS in Accounting from Marquette University. He has led financial operations through numerous rounds of funding, mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs.

Steve S. Young

Chief Counsel

Stephen is an experienced international lawyer and business developer with a broad background in technology, finance, and international business operations. Military experience as an officer abord nuclear powered submarines, and top-level executive experience with United Technologies Corporation and Praxair have given him extensive operating knowledge in international business, energy systems, industrial gases, and multiple industrial technologies. He is a member of several venture investment groups and serves on the boards of directors of several privately held technology and small business enterprises. He has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, and a JD from University of Connecticut School of Law. He is also a licensed private pilot.

Peter Knudsen

Treasurer & Board Member

After an undergraduate degree in economics at Yale, two years as an officer in the US Navy, and being awarded an MBA in marketing from Northwestern, Mr. Knudsen served as CEO of the family business for twelve years. Subsequently, he founded a manufacturer's representative business in the high-rise automated warehouse field. Later he co-founded a heavy-duty alternator manufacturing business. Mr. Knudsen has served as a member of the Board of Directors and member of the compensation and audit committees of NetBrain Technologies, Inc. for the past fifteen years and currently serves as Treasurer, CFO and Board Member of CAPIZATE, INC.

Fred Young

CTO & Board Member

Over 35 years of entrepreneurship and business management experience in sales, marketing, developing and managing technology, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and business automation solutions across a variety of industries. Founder of a business software manufacturing company. Founder of a business consulting company. Mr. Young possesses startup, management and technical experience in many different industries and functional areas including expertise in: internet marketing; sales and sales processes; operations; business automation; software design, development and implementation; supply chain and vendor management; distribution; logistics and EDI; manufacturing.

Whether you are an Entrepreneur or Business Owner looking to prepare for Diligence, or an Investment Fund looking to improve your rates of return, click “Get Started” to find out more about how Capizate can serve you.


Corporate Offices

8400 W. Sunset Rd #300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113