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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 a seasoned high tech entrepreneur and venture investor. Notable past investments include EnerNOC (Nasdaq ENOC), Massive (acquired by Microsoft). He currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors of Pontiflex, Solve Media, Truveris and Fashion Playtes. Prior to co-founding NAV and its predecessor, DFJ New England, Scott was the East Coast partner of the Cambridge Technology Capital Fund, cited by Venture Economics as one of the top performing post-IPO funds of 1999, where he oversaw investments in E.piphany, Silknet, Digital Think, and WebLogic. Before that, he co-founded InterSense, Inc., a 3D visualization technology company. Scott began his career as a software engineer and early employee of Cambridge Technology Partners, a global systems integration and consulting company.


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.

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