Scott Meadow

Senior Consultant to CRA

Scott Meadow is the Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an expert in the field of private equity and venture capital. Professor Meadow has served as an expert witness in commercial disputes involving private equity and venture capital funds and is a professional director and mentor to many entrepreneurial enterprises. He has more than 30 years of experience as a general partner with four successful venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and Edgewater Funds.

During his career, he has approved hundreds of equity financings in all sectors of the private equity and venture capital Industry, been active in fundraising, and has personally led, originated, or created more than sixty investments in a wide range of industries including healthcare services companies, consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the Internet.

He is the founding faculty sponsor for the Chicago Private Equity Network. Among many honors, Professor Meadow was recognized by Venture One as one of the outstanding healthcare investors. Business Week named Meadows as one of the outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country in its 2003 and 2005 “Guide to the Best Business Schools.” In 2011, he received the Richard J. Daley Award, which acknowledges an individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the state of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.