Startup Investing

Brad Harrison, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Imagine leaving your good career to jump into the entrepreneurship boat, which is filled with uncertainties without knowing where to begin. It’s not a bed of roses, but it pays off in the end.

Today we are honored to host Bradley Harrison on the show. Brad tells us how he transitioned from the army to entrepreneurship. The ups and downs and when the sweat finally pays off.

Key Points of Discussion

  • Brad’s introduction
  • Leaving the army
  • Brad’s journey in MIT
  • Jumping into the entrepreneurship world
  • Tech ideas that fascinate Brad

 Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:07]  Brad’s stay in the army

[02:41]  Transitioning out of the military

[06:07]  Joining MIT

[09:12]  A taste of the entrepreneurship world

[16:05]  Tech ideas that fascinate Brad

[22:56]  The storage units

[26:41]  The big pay-outs

[29:13]  How does scout ventures work?

[35:26]  Words of wisdom from Brad

Key Quotes by Bradley Harrison

  1. “Get out there, go to some events in your local community.”
  2. “No investor has ever got upset that the head of sales is outperformed.”
  3. “When a management team isn’t optimally functioning, they normally have a, a person in the flow that is part of the problem.”
  4. “There’s a lot of value in getting an all cash.”
  5. “There can be good ideas that are lifestyle businesses and then good ideas that are venture back-able businesses.”
  6. “If you really want to, you know, start companies, you need to understand how they operate when they’re huge.”

 About Our Guest Bradley Harrison

Bradley C. Harrison is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development who founded Scout Ventures to focus on making the world a better, safer place by cultivating standout frontier technologies built by hard-to-access founders. As Managing Partner of Scout Ventures, Brad has invested in over 80 startups, including Unite US, Olapic, Signpost,, RedOwl Analytics, and Bespoke Post.

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Navy Federal Credit Union is a member-driven credit union with over 8 million members and incredible benefits to support the financial stability of military families.

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