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Scott Wu

Head of Investments
Omidyar Network
Africa Geek

Scott Wu is a partner at Omidyar Network and leads the firm’s investment, finance, and legal operations.  In this role, he drives the evaluation, selection, and closing of all investments and management of the firm’s overall investment portfolio.

Scott comes to Omidyar Network with a deep dedication to innovation – investing in, working with, and launching young companies and organizations to disrupt their respective sectors.  He most recently served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and senior advisor and entrepreneur-in-residence to the innovation funds of USAID.

Scott was a member of the founding team of a crowdfunding platform and co-founded several venture capital and investment firms that together manage more than $1 billion.  He has a track record of achieving superior returns, with over a dozen portfolio company IPOs and successful exits. Scott began his career in investment banking where he was responsible for launching and leading a financial technology practice and was involved in more than 60 transactions with an aggregate value of over $25 billion.

Scott has also committed himself to issues addressing global poverty and education, including serving as chairman of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and as former president of Aim High. He has worked on development projects in Tanzania, with a center combatting child prostitution in Bangkok, monitored refugee camps, co-founded a middle school for the underprivileged, and volunteered in AIDS orphanages.

He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his B.A. in government from Dartmouth College.

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