Scot is the CEO and Co-Founder of Classy, the world's leading fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations. Since 2011, Classy has helped more than 3,000 nonprofits and social enterprises raise hundreds of millions of dollars including Oxfam, The World Food Program and National Geographic. Classy was recently selected by Fast Company as one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies in Social Good" and to the "100 Brilliant Companies" list by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Scot originally co-founded Classy to raise money for the American Cancer Society after his mother had been through two bouts with breast cancer. Since then, he’s led Classy from that first pub crawl fundraiser into a venture-backed SaaS company with a team of 175 people and a vision to help accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is now backed by some of the leading technology venture capitalists in the world, including Mithril Capital Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Bullpen Capital and others.
As a high-growth startup CEO and also one of Businessweek's 'Top 5 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs', Scot speaks around the country on a variety of topics including social entrepreneurship, leadership, fundraising, startup growth / operations and the disruption of the traditional 'for-profit' and 'nonprofit' business models. His speaking portfolio includes TEDx, Dreamforce, Collision, SOCAP, Inbound, AFP International Fundraising Conference and more. He’s also a 'most viewed' and 'published' writer on Quora on similar topics.
Outside of Classy, Scot is an active advisor and angel investor, investing out of a fund called Mixture that includes investments in Change.org, inDinero, Iodine, Casetext and more. He’s also part of the founding investor group and on the Board of Directors at San Francisco City Football Club, the country’s first social enterprise semi-professional soccer club. Previously he served for four years on the founding Board of Directors at Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief nonprofit.
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