SecondMarket, a platform for access to alternative investments, has added Scott Murphy to the company’s board of directors. Murphy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 20th Congressional District. He also worked for many years as a VC at Advantage Capital Partners.
SecondMarket, the leading platform for access to alternative investments, announced today that Scott Murphy, a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has joined the company’s board of directors.
“We are delighted to have Scott join the SecondMarket board,” said SecondMarket Founder and CEO Barry Silbert. “Scott’s public service and entrepreneurial experiences provide him with unparalleled insight into our various business segments. He will be a tremendous addition to the SecondMarket team and we look forward to his leadership and support in the coming years.”
Murphy’s professional experience complements a number of SecondMarket’s core business functions and policy efforts. Murphy began his career in finance before founding several technology startups in the 1990s, including an online auction platform. From 2001 to 2009, Murphy worked as a venture capitalist at Advantage Capital Partners, where he invested in and helped build technology-based businesses. Murphy then represented New York’s 20th Congressional District, where he was a strong advocate for economic policies to promote the creation and development of startups and other small businesses. His congressional focus aligns closely with SecondMarket’s continuous public policy efforts to improve the regulatory framework for the U.S. startup community.
“I am excited to join the board of a game-changing company like SecondMarket,” said Murphy. “When I first met Barry, I was struck by the uncanny parallels between my professional background and the company’s business segments. As I learned more about the company, its vision and management team, I became increasingly intrigued by the prospect of joining the SecondMarket board. I believe I can provide a unique perspective on a number of business and policy initiatives.”
Murphy is a graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Social Studies.
SecondMarket is the trusted global platform for alternative investments. Since its founding in 2004, the company has developed the largest centralized community of qualified institutional and individual investors, and facilitated billions of dollars of transactions in a variety of unique asset classes. SecondMarket also provides customized capital solutions and innovative tools for fund managers and private companies, enabling them to engage with their stakeholders and the SecondMarket investor community.
SecondMarket is backed by premier long-term investors, including: FirstMark Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Li Ka-shing Foundation, Temasek Holdings, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Silicon Valley Bank. SecondMarket is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA, MSRB and SIPC and a registered alternative trading system (ATS) for private company stock.