| Scott Potter
Scott Potter is the founding Managing Partner of San Francisco Equity Partners. Scott currently serves as Chairman of Yes To, Zoom Eyeworks, Luxury Link Travel Group, and The Guild, and serves on the boards of directors of Method Products, Penguin Computing and Rave Motion Pictures.
Scott is a frequent speaker at private equity and venture capital industry events and is a sought after authority on investing in high growth consumer brands, both online and offline.
Prior to founding SFEP, Scott served as a Managing Director of LMS Capital (LSE:LMS.L), where he oversaw LMS Capital's North American Private Equity and Venture Capital portfolio.
Before joining LMS Capital, Scott served as a Senior Vice President at Inktomi Corporation, where he had responsibility for Inktomi's sales force, business development, consulting services, and field offices.
From 1999-2002, Scott served as President and CEO of Quiver, Inc., an internet software company backed by several leading Venture Capital firms. He oversaw all aspects of Quiver's growth, including its acquisition of Global 2000 customers such as Federal Express, Pepsi Bottling Group, and Northwestern Mutual Life. Quiver was acquired by Inktomi in August 2002.
Prior to Quiver, Scott served as Executive Vice President at Worldres, Inc., one of the first venture-backed online travel companies.
Scott’s career began as a corporate finance attorney for leading Silicon Valley law firm Venture Law Group, where his practice focused on private and public financings, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate partnering transactions. Scott's client list included industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Intel, and WebTV Networks, as well as several venture capital and private equity firms.
Scott holds a JD from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a member of Cal’s Division I soccer team. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife Dara and their three children, and enjoys spending time at their home in Lake Tahoe, where he is a volunteer at the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School at Alpine Meadows.
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