Scott Friesen is a serial entrepreneur with a 20 year track record of venture growth & profitability including 3 successful exits of his US tech & media ventures. After his last exit, rather than retiring, Scott felt called to start Verdant Frontiers in 2013 & plan to spend the “second half” of his life building ventures to create compelling investor returns & life-changing jobs in Africa. To date, Scott & his team have launched 9 ventures with a combined value of $200M+ in the agricultural, real estate, consulting & hospitality sectors. Verdant’s goal is to create $2B of assets & 100,000 life-changing jobs this decade in Africa. Scott says, the best thing about me is that I am a child of God, beloved, saved by grace & created to do good works...everything else is icing on the cake! Scott is married to his best friend, Karen & they are raising 3 children in Austin, TX.