A  Jones, Scott A.

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    Scott Jones is an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur who has been involved in the creation of several important companies. Forming his first company, Boston Technology, he invented the voicemail system that is now used by nearly all telephone companies around the globe. In the mid-1990s, he created Escient, which later became Gracenote- one of the first companies to develop music recognition software that is now at the heart of several Internet music products. Scott diversified once more in 2005, founding IndyRobotics, LLC (now known as Precise Path Robotics) and creating Indiana's Robotic Vehicle (IRV), a self-driving vehicle. Mr. Jones more recently developed ChaCha, a search engine that leverages the power of human intelligence. He is also the founder of Gazelle TechVentures (see profile).

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

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    Scott A. Jones


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