The Efficient Startup
Scott currently serves as managing partner at High Alpha, a venture studio focused on conceiving, launching, and scaling next generation enterprise cloud companies. Prior to High Alpha, Scott co-founded ExactTarget and led the company as CEO from start-up to global marketing software leader. ExactTarget went public on the New York Exchange in March of 2012 and sold to Salesforce.com in July of 2013 for $2.5 Billion. Post-acquisition, he led the ExactTarget Salesforce Marketing Cloud which encompassed 3,000 employees and included the teams at ExactTarget, Buddy Media, and Radian6. Scott credits the ExactTarget Orange culture as the company’s greatest differentiator and key to its success. Scott serves on a number of non-profit boards in the community, including Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp., Board and Executive Committee member of TechPoint, Board member of Nextech, Dean’s Advisory Board at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Global Advisory Board at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Emeritus Board member at Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Scott is also the Chairman of Octiv. Scott is a business school graduate of Indiana University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Eric Paley is a Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Eric led Founder Collective's investments into numerous companies including Uber, Cruise Automation, Makerbot, Kuvee, Bookbub, Contently, The Trade Desk and Integral Ad Science. Previously, Eric founded Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging company, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. In 2016, Eric was named to the Forbes Midas List of top technology investors. Eric has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch, and is a board member of the New England Venture Capital Association.
Garry is a designer/engineer turned early stage investor. He was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. He was cofounder of YC-backed blog platform Posterous (Top 200 Quantcast site, acquired by Twitter in 2012). Before that he was employee #10 at Palantir, where he was a founding member of the engineering team for Palantir's financial analysis product, and also designed Palantir's logo. He has a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford.