Scott Brady

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Scott Brady

Lecturer in Management


Scott is a managing partner at Innovation Endeavors, a venture capital firm that invests in visionary founders, transformational technologies and emergent ecosystems. He co-founded three publicly-traded tech companies and is a board member at some of the most ambitious startups in tech. In his role as an investor, Scott looks to partner with entrepreneurs that are leveraging breakthrough technologies to disrupt and transform industries.

Scott led investments in and sits on the board of: Replica, a next-generation urban planning tool that spun out of Google to help cities answer key transportation and land use questions; Plenty, which is driving the super evolution of the $3-trillion-dollar agriculture industry with indoor farms that are powered by machine learning, data science, and automation; Afresh, which reduces food waste and increases access to nutritious food globally by transforming the fresh food supply chain; and Citrine Informatics, which uses AI and massive data sets to accelerate materials discovery and product development

Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, Scott was CEO and co-founder of Slice; Co-Founder and CEO of FiberTower; Co-Founder and CTO of Clarus Corporation, and Co-Founder and CTO of SQL Financials.

Scott is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the MBA Class of 1978 Lecturer for 2022-2023, where he teaches in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, he spent 9 years on the GSB Advisory Council and served as the chairman of the MSx board for 13 years. He was recently awarded both the 2023 Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award and the 2022 MSx Teaching Excellence Award.

Scott earned a master’s degree in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Florida with high honors. He received the University of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur Award in 2016. He holds multiple software and technology patents.

Academic Degrees

  • MS in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • BS in Business Administration, University of Florida with High Honors

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professional Experience

  • Managing Partner, Innovation Endeavors
  • Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Slice
  • Co-Founder & CEO, FiberTower
  • Co-Founder & CTO, Clarus
  • Co-Founder & CTO, SQL Financials

Awards and Honors

  • Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award, 2023
  • MBA Class of 1978 Lecturer, 2022–23
  • MSx Teaching Excellence Award, 2022
  • Stanford GSB 50th Reunion Faculty Speaker, 2023

Stanford Case Studies

Mark Leslie, Scott Brady, Julie Makinen
Mark Leslie, Scott Brady, Julie Makinen
Mark Leslie, Scott Brady, Julie Makinen
Mark Leslie, Scott Brady, Julie Makinen

Insights by Stanford Business

May 08, 2018
This vertical farming startup plans to reimagine farming.

School News

June 29, 2022
Students choose Szu-chi Huang, Scott Brady, Darrell Duffie, and David Dodson for 2021–2022 teaching awards.
November 15, 2018
The Sloan — now Stanford MSx — Program has evolved in many ways in the last six decades. Here are six of the most significant changes.