Scott has been with inovia capital since January 2017 and brings more than 20+ years of operating and financial advisory expertise to the firm. He leads inovia’s Corporate Development Practice and advises portfolio companies on how to proactively manage their path to successful corporate partnerships, strategic investments, and M&A transactions. Prior to joining inovia capital, Scott was the Founder and Managing Director of Pagemill Partners, a top-tier mid-market investment bank based in Palo Alto which was acquired by Duff & Phelps. Over his highly successful 15-year tenure, Scott oversaw 250+ transactions primarily on the sell side in software, communications, internet and media and hardware. Prior to founding Pagemill Partners, Scott was the chairman and CEO of Savoir Technology Group, a company he grew from $50M to $1B in revenue.
The future is filled with opportunities on a global scale.
My own personal exit story: I have been fortunate to have had two exits where I was the founder or CEO — fantastic learning that helps in my role at inovia capital.
I do this work because my passion is sharing my experiences with younger entrepreneurs so that hopefully I can help them optimize their objectives.
The one important thing founders should know about venture capital is to treat the capital as if it was your own money. Be open and communicative with your investors and always build confidence in your forecast by under-committing and over-performing. The right VC provides a lot more than money, so get to know your investors and solicit their help and guidance.