Scott Barstow

Operating Partner
Based in Raleigh, NC, Scott works with entrepreneurs to acquire and scale software and technology-enabled businesses. He partners with CEOs and functional leaders to build great organizations, develop and execute on product vision and strategy, and eliminate bottlenecks in product and engineering.
Scott was the co-founder of Spellbound Partners, the leading technology diligence firm in the search fund ecosystem. He has worked as CTO and technical advisor to numerous startups, as well as led large engineering organizations. Scott brings deep operating experience to the Pacific Lake portfolio of companies.

More about Scott

My first entrepreneurial moment was...
Paper route and mowing lawns
My weekend morning routine
Enjoying a quiet morning on the couch or out on the deck, reading and drinking tea.
An entrepreneur I admire is...
David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth
Home is...
Raleigh, NC
My favorite quote is...
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena... who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly...” -Theodore Roosevelt
My favorite travel spot is...
Anna Maria Island, FL

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