Scout Ventures

Scout Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides seed-stage companies with capital and strategic growth. It seeks entrepreneurs beginning at the seed stage and complements them by taking an active role in business development, marketing, recruiting and product development. 

HQNew York, US
Scout Ventures was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, US

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Key People/Management at Scout Ventures

Wes Blackwell

Wes Blackwell

Bill Perilli

Bill Perilli

Chief Financial Officer
Emily McMahan

Emily McMahan

Venture Partner
John Ryu

John Ryu

Board Partner
Sherman Williams

Sherman Williams

Venture Partner
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Scout Ventures Office Locations

Scout Ventures has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
65 N Moore St FL 2
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Scout Ventures News and Updates

Wes Blackwell joins Scout Ventures to invest in early-stage, veteran-led startups

We haven’t written much about Scout Ventures, but the New York City-based firm has built up a big portfolio over nearly a decade of investing, with exits like Olapic (acquired by Monotype for $130 million) and Kanvas (acquired by TechCrunch’s parent company AOL). And, it’s done all of this with just…

Scout Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Scout Ventures Blogs

EP6: Top Qualities to Look for in Early Stage Investors

As an investor in Scout, Mr. Parsons highlights three main attributes of successful early-stage investors: Discipline Teamwork – motivate and inspire people Patience – to let it play out in real time     EP7 on its way!

EP5: What Makes an Effective Board Member?

Having served on the Board of some of the most prominent Fortune 100 companies, Mr. Parsons sheds some light on what makes a good Board member. When Mr. Parsons would recruit for boards, he looked for someone “available to reason.” Meaning someone who listens and evaluates a proposition and has a th…

EP4: Four Things

There are four main pitfalls entrepreneurs need to be wary of when launching a new venture. Here Brad highlights the four major pitfalls: Bad critical hire in the beginning Bad early investor Bad anchor client Running out of capital     For Dick, effective cash flow management is priority number one…

EP2: Building Over Time

In today’s post, we catch a glimpse of Richard Parson’s approach to building a company over time and taking the long-term perspective to build correctly. Overview / Summary: It takes time. Through an anecdote on the creation and utility of flat log rollers popularized in London, Dick emphasizes the …

EP1: Two Rules of Leadership

As a new series, every week, we will be releasing a video in which Brad Harrison, Scout Ventures – Managing Partner, interviews a long time mentor and industry expert, Richard Parsons. Dick Parsons is a senior advisor of Providence Equity and former chairman of Citigroup. He is also the former chair…
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Scout Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Scout Ventures founded?

    Scout Ventures was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Scout Ventures key executives?

    Scout Ventures's key executives are Wes Blackwell, Bill Perilli and Emily McMahan.

  • Where is Scout Ventures headquarters?

    Scout Ventures headquarters is located at 65 N Moore St FL 2, New York.

  • Where are Scout Ventures offices?

    Scout Ventures has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Scout Ventures have?

    Scout Ventures has 1 office.