Scott F. Meadow
MBA, strategy and finance, Harvard Business School
Summary of Experience
Professor Meadow is an expert on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, and private equity. His teaching focuses on the valuation, security design, structure, due diligence, and the financing of private equity and venture capital projects. In addition to his nearly 20 years as a full-time faculty member at Chicago Booth, Professor Meadow has over 25 years of experience as a general partner with private equity and venture capital firms, including William Blair Venture Partners, Frontenac Company, Sprout Group, and most recently with Edgewater Funds – where he remains an associate partner.
Over the course of his career, Professor Meadow has approved hundreds of equity financings, where he has been responsible for conducting due diligence and evaluating the due diligence findings of others in order to make investment decisions. His direct investment expertise includes companies in the fields of health care services, consumer services, education, and retail, as well as companies enhanced by the Internet. He has also worked extensively on disputes between general and limited partners. Professor Meadow has served as a testifying expert witness in commercial disputes and is an advisor to numerous venture funds and corporate boards. He currently serves on the boards of Seurat Therapeutics and Dais, and is on the steering committee of the Innovation Fund at the University of Chicago.
A recipient of the Richard J. Daley Award, Professor Meadow has also been recognized many times for teaching excellence.