Scott Collins is the Managing Director at Summit Partners. Scott joined Summit Partners in 1996. Scott manages the firm’s London office, which he founded in 2001. Scott is active in Summit’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia. During his 17 years with Summit Partners, Scott has served on the board of directors of more than 25 companies. Currently he is a director of 360T Group, Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, Bigpoint, vente-privee.com and Welltec International. His prior directorships include Dorn Technology Group (acquired by Policy Management Systems Corporation), Elumen Solutions (acquired by Computer Task Group), Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), Ogone (acquired by Ingenico), SafeBoot Holdings (acquired by McAfee) and Web Reservations International (acquired by Hellman & Friedman).
Prior to Summit, Scott worked as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial institutions group.
Scott also served in a variety of U.S. federal government positions, including at the White House and Department of Justice.
Scott holds an A.B. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
While at Harvard, Scott was captain of the varsity football team and later served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Scott is a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association and remains active in Harvard-related activities.
Scott was a founding Trustee of the Private Equity Foundation, a leading venture philanthropy in the U.K. dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth and he served on the board from 2007 to 2012.
Scott holds British and U.S. dual citizenship. Scott's personal interests include sport and fitness, the arts, and spending time with his children.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Apr 19, 2016||PE HUB - Bridgepoint, Summit Partners to acquire Calypso Technology|
|Dec 17, 2015||PE HUB - Summit invests $33.9 mln in Signavio|
|Mar 9, 2014||TechCrunch - Summit Partners acquires majority stake in e-payment services firm Ogone|
|May 13, 2013||Tech Moran - Rocket Internet’s Namshi.com Receives US$13M Funding From Summit Partners For Its Middle East Expansion|
|Mar 6, 2013||TechCrunch - Summit Partners Puts $26M Into Samwer Brothers’ African Amazon Clone Jumia|
|Dec 5, 2012||TechCrunch - Rocket Internet Taps Summit Partners For Another $26M For Lazada, Its Asian Amazon Clone, As It Ramps Up Its Marketplace Ambitions|
|Dec 5, 2012||The Next Web - Rocket Internet's Lazada Raises $26M to Expand in Asia|
|Nov 30, 2011||Venture Beat - Investors buy majority stake in online game maker Bigpoint for $350M|