Jason Scott: Creating a Dream Job to Find and Fund Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

By Peter Ziebelman, Lucy Montgomery
2023 | Case No. E761B | Length 7 pgs.

Jason Scott’s superpower had always been his ability to connect people and ideas across industries, sectors, and geographies. After graduating from Stanford GSB, he pursued his professional North Star of finding the best entrepreneurs in the world and providing value to them as an investor at Highland Capital. After two years at Highland, Scott moved into a startup ecosystem developer role at Google. Using the resources and scale of one of the world’s largest companies, Scott was eager to continue providing support to entrepreneurs across the globe. What shape would that take?

Also see: E761: Scale-up! How Google Accelerated Underrepresented Companies

Learning Objective

The learning objectives of this case are to:

  • Highlight an example of a person who has taken an entrepreneurial path in crafting their “dream job.”
  • Demonstrate the various roles that a person can assume in the venture capital/entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Discuss the ups and downs of launching a venture fund.
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