Scott MacDonald, Co-founder & Managing Partner, McRock Capital
Scott co-founded McRock Capital in 2012 because he is an entrepreneur at heart and a venture capitalist by training. Having spent his career investing in technology companies serving large industrial markets, he was an early pundit on the digital transformation and wanted to create the first investment firm in the world focused exclusively on the Industrial Internet of Things.
Scott embraced diversity & inclusion as a competitive advantage from the very inception of McRock. Having a diversity of thoughts and opinions started the day the company’s logo was created and Scott has been a champion for many underrepresented individuals in the private capital industry over the years. In particular, he has been a strong advocate of increasing female representation on public and private company boards.
He currently serves on the boards of ThoughtTrace, SkySpecs, Worldsensing, Invixium, Serious Integrated and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). He previously served as Chair RuggedCom (acquired by Siemens), Chair of RtTech Software (acquired by AspenTech and Vinci Energies), director of Pure Technologies (acquired by Xylem), director of PPIC (acquired by Pure).
Prior to co-founding McRock, Scott was a Partner with a Zurich-based venture capital firm and Managing Director in the venture capital subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, a large North American electric utility. Scott represented Canada at the 1989 and 1991 World Gymnastics Championships and was a voting member of the Canadian Olympic Committee for the quadrennial leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.