Scott Button

Credentials: Member of the Board of Directors for Silatronix (West/Hamers), D2P Advisory Board, Translational Research Partnership at UW-Madison, Lecturer at UW, Engineering School Graduate


Phone: 608.441.2705

Scott Button

Scott is a Managing Director at Venture Investors LLC, a leading provider of seed and early stage venture capital in the Midwest with over $250M under management. Scott joined the firm in 1996 and focuses on healthcare investment opportunities in medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare information technology. He created the firm’s Venture Igniter program to encourage and support academic and student led start-ups.

Scott currently represents Venture Investors on the Board of Directors for HealthMyne, Silatronix, and Elucent Medical. He is active at the University of Wisconsin Madison in supporting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. These activities include serving on the Advisory Board for D2P (Discovery to Product) and the Chemistry Department’s Board of Advisors, as well as being a frequent lecturer at the Business and Engineering Schools. Scott is very involved in supporting student and faculty entrepreneurship through campus activities and mentorship. He also is a member of the Commercial Advisory Committee for the Madison Development Corporation, which makes venture debt investments in local start-ups, and is an advisor for the University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Program.

Prior to joining Venture Investors, Scott worked for McDonald’s Corporation as an Operations Manager and for Rockwell Automation as a Field Sales Engineer in the automotive industry.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.