Brad Harrison

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Brad Harrison
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Born Bradley C. Harrison
(1972-03-11) March 11, 1972 (age 46)
Briarcliff Manor, New York

Bradley C. Harrison (born March 11, 1972) is a venture capitalist.[1] He is the founder and managing partner of Scout Ventures,[2] a venture capital firm that offers entrepreneurs support and capital.[3] Harrison specializes in early-stage companies with a focus on media, technology, and entertainment. He holds three US patents in the search space.

Early life and education[edit]

Harrison attended the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1990-1994 where he graduated as a Distinguished Honor Graduate with a B.S. in theoretical economics.[4][5]

Harrison then attended the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1999-2001 where he graduated with an MBA.[6]


Harrison was an Airborne Ranger and served in the U.S. Army for 5 years.[5]

Harrison founded Gladiator Group, a venture consulting firm, and also served as a Director at America Online where he was responsible for strategy, business development, and new revenue creation.[5]

In 2004, Harrison served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Distribution of MeMedia Inc.[5]

In 2006, he founded his own venture firm, Brad Harrison Ventures. As an evolution of BHV, he launched the BHV Entrepreneurship Fund II to focus on early-stage venture capital. The Entrepreneurship Fund is focused on providing strategic capital to start-ups and start-overs with a Media, Technology and Entertainment focus. In August 2013, Harrison rebranded BHV to Scout Ventures.[7] Previous investments include Social Weekend.[8][5]

Harrison has been a board member of SeedInvest since April 2014.[5]


While at AOL, Harrison collaborated with his boss and mentor, Edmund J. Fish, to file and receive three patents in the search space.

  • Search enhancement system and method having rankings, explicitly specified by the user, based upon applicability and validity of search parameters in regard to a subject matter (United States Patent 7,467,232; December 16, 2008; Co-inventor with Edmund J. Fish while at AOL).[9]
  • Search enhancement system with information from a selected source (United States Patent 7,640,232; December 29, 2009, Co-inventor with Edmund J. Fish while at AOL).[10]
  • System and method patent for general search parameters having quantized relevance values that are associated with a user (United States Patent 7,739,408; June 15, 2010, Co-inventor with Edmund J. Fish while at AOL).[11]

Personal life[edit]

Harrison and his wife Angie live in New York City and have a son, Elvis, and daughter, Scout.[12]


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