Brad Harrison

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Brad Harrison
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Born Bradley C. Harrison
(1972-03-11) March 11, 1972 (age 43)
Briarcliff Manor, New York

Bradley C. Harrison is a venture capitalist, business development executive, and professional networker.[1] He is the founder and managing partner of Scout Ventures,[2] a venture capital firm that enables entrepreneurs to build great businesses by providing the strategic support and capital necessary to grow and reach new markets. Harrison specializes in early stage companies with a focus on media, technology, and entertainment. He holds three US patents in the search space, is a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point,[3] and has an MBA in New Product and Venture Development from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He resides in New York City with his wife, Angie; son, Elvis; and daughter, Scout.

Early life and education[edit]

Bradley C. Harrison attended the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1990-1994.[3]

Harrison then attended the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1999-2001 where he graduated with an MBA in New Product and Venture Development.[citation needed]


In 2006, he founded his own venture firm, Brad Harrison Ventures. As an evolution of BHV, he launched the BHV Entrepreneurship Fund 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.[4] Previous investments include Social Weekend.[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).[6]
  • 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).[7]
  • 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).[8]


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