Co-Founder & President
Los Angeles, CA
Scott Lenet co-founded Touchdown Ventures in 2014. 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, the first cash-back rewards program for online shopping, which he sold to Cybergold. Scott currently supervises the firm’s industrial manufacturing and food & agriculture sector practices, in addition to maintaining a passion for healthcare innovation.
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 nine-year old twins.
Brian Dawkins, aka, Weapon X
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.