Scott Lenet runs the Los Angeles office of Touchdown Ventures. He began his venture capital career in 1992 as the first associate at Geocapital Partners, a late stage venture capital firm focused on technology investments. In 2002, Scott co-founded DFJ Frontier, an early stage fund making west coast investments for the DFJ Network. Following his initial experience as a venture capitalist, he worked in product marketing for Trilogy Software in Austin, Texas, and was the co-founder & CEO of SmartFrog.com, the first cash-back rewards program for online shopping, which he sold to Cybergold. Scott co-founded Touchdown in 2014 with David and Rich, and has diverse investment interests, including media, information services, consumer products, and healthcare.
Scott graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and earned an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in entrepreneurial management.
Scott serves on the board of the Kenley Jansen Foundation, which provides entertainment and technology for children’s hospitals. Scott co-founded the Entrepreneurship Center at UC Davis, where he was an adjunct for seven years at the Graduate School of Management and served on the advisory board for the Dean of the College of Biological Sciences. Scott currently teaches corporate innovation at UCLA Anderson and venture capital at USC’s Marshall School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite player: Brian Dawkins, aka, Weapon X
Favorite moment: Donovan McNabb throwing for a first down on 4th and 26 against the Packers in the 2004 playoffs, because anything can happen–just like in venture capital and entrepreneurship.