Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Scott Murphy rejoined Advantage Capital Partners in 2012 as a managing director and the chief investment officer after serving in the United States Congress representing New York from 2009-2011. Mr. Murphy previously worked at the firm from 2001-2009, overseeing the $88 million New York portfolio.
Mr. Murphy is an experienced venture capitalist and highly successful entrepreneur with a robust background in public service. Prior to his tenure at Advantage Capital, Mr. Murphy co-founded three high-tech companies, including a game company that brought fantasy football and baseball to the Internet. He also founded an online auction company that was sold to eBay and a website building company that was sold to iXL. He earlier spent two years as a structured finance associate at Bankers Trust, where he focused on the insurance industry. In addition to his time in Congress, Mr. Murphy previously served in the administrations of two Missouri Governors.
Mr. Murphy received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. A former President of the Upstate Venture Association of New York, Mr. Murphy maintains a strong commitment to civic affairs.