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I think of growing a business as a creative pursuit, like creating a building or a great musical composition. The entrepreneur is an artist, and our role as investors is to provide the medium (capital) and mentorship that leads to a masterpiece.

Scott Johnson

Founder and Managing Partner

Scott is an early-stage technology venture capital investor with a specialty in online advertising, e-commerce, and enterprise software. Scott particularly likes frictionless business models, and to eliminate process inefficiency and find opportunity in automation. Prior to co-founding New Atlantic Ventures and its predecessor, DFJ New England, he oversaw the east coast investments for Cambridge Technology Capital Fund, the venture capital arm of global system integrator, Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1996 he co-founded InterSense, Inc., now part of Gentex Corporation. Scott began his career writing C code as an early employee of Cambridge Technology Partners.


Cornell University, B.S., Operations Research
MIT Sloan School of Management, M.B.A.

Personal Interests

Innovation, great food, soccer, watercraft, puzzles, avoiding traffic/waiting in lines

Professional Interests

Elimination of inefficiency via effortless information access. Examples are customer acquisition optimization, location-based services, innovative payment, mass customization, but there are more I have yet to encounter than I could ever list.

Portfolio Involvement

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  • Phone 617.758.4234