TitlePratt, Stanley E. oral history
DescriptionStanley Pratt founded Abbott Capital in 1986. Abbott Capital Management is an investment advisory firm specializing in investments in venture capital, buyout and special situations funds for institutional investors. Formerly, Stanley was President and Chairman of Venture Economics, Inc., and he is recognized as a leading authority on the venture capital industry.
From 1977 to 1991 he was the publisher and editor of Venture Capital Journal, which has been reporting and analyzing business development investing since 1961. He was also an editor of Pratt’s Guide to Venture Capital Sources from 1978 to1986 Prior to purchasing Venture Economics, he spent seven years in investment banking and fourteen years with two private venture capital firms.
Stanley has advised major corporations, government agencies and institutional investors throughout the world. He is a former trustee of the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. Stanley retired in 2001. His notes and correspondence are archived at the Harvard Business School’s Baker Library, and he has donated a set of Venture Economics to MIT. Stanley’s statement before the Senate Small Business Committee of July 4 1985 is attached at the end of this document.
Stanley received a BA in literature from Brown University and served two years in the U.S. Navy as a destroyer officer.
|Kolker, Carole, Interviewer
|Pratt, Stanley E., Interviewee