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Founder and Senior Managing Partner @
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11 Investments in 8 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Boston
Website:
http://openviewpartners.com
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Scott has been a Venture Capitalist since 2000, first as a senior Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, and then as the founder of OpenView Venture Partners. He has worked with numerous companies to help them craft and realize their visions. At OpenView, and previously at Insight, Scott worked to develop and communicate the vision that an institutionalized venture capital firm can – and should – offer meaningful value beyond the capital that it invests. He has spent over a decade iterating on that approach, which includes the development of our investment focus and team, OpenView Labs team, and our content sites for executives.

Before founding OpenView, Scott joined Insight Venture Partners in 2000 as the Chief Operating Officer. At Insight, Scott led the effort to institutionalize the investment process, outbound program, value-add program, and finance, legal, and administration departments. After institutionalizing the investment strategy and infrastructure, Scott started leading deal work in 2001 and was the partner responsible for investing in eight of Insight’s portfolio companies.

Prior to becoming a Venture Capitalist in 2000, Scott spent the 1990s primarily working with financial services companies. Scott was a Partner at Putnam Investments, where he was Managing Director, Corporate Development, and was appointed to run Putnam’s alternative asset management program.

Prior to Putnam Investments, he was Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Global Equity Division and a member of the Global Equities Executive Committee. Before Lehman, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he focused primarily on financial institutions.

Scott graduated from M.I.T. with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He also has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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Current

Founder and Senior Managing Partner

Sep 1, 2006 - Current   (about 10 years)
Past
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Title
Company
2001
Unknown
Partner
1997
2000
Partner & Managing Director, Corporate Development
1994
1997
Senior Vice President & CFO of Global Equity Division
1990
1994
Management Consultant
  • Member of the Advisory Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jun 1, 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    May 1, 2011 - Jun 1, 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2007 - 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2004 - 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2008 - 2010
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2014$35M / Series D
Feb, 2014$6.45M / Series C
Jul, 2012$10M / Venture (Lead)
May, 2012$13.6M / Series C (Lead)
May, 2011$11M / Series D (Lead)
Dec, 2010$10M / Series C
Jul, 2007$7.5M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2007$6M / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2004$10.5M / Venture (Lead)
Jan, 2004$11M / Venture
Dec, 2002$9M / Series C (Lead)

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