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Hello, I'm Adrian Scott.

I help build and deploy technology and social media/networking products for companies and startups. I am also an advisor to Legitmix and MyDream. I have a history of helping companies architect, build and ship software and Internet services. I am particularly interested in metrics-driven feedback loops, especially around behavior design and habit creation. You can find out more about my services at iShipCode.com. When I have availability, I can be available on a consulting basis, or on a retainer for part-time architecture, product/metric/habit design, and other areas of assistance.

I most recently founded and built Coderbuddy, a PAAS (platform as a service) enabling web-based development, testing and deployment of software applications to the cloud.

I have a business blog at Testing Gets Real.

I founded Ryze, a leading business networking service which pioneered the decade's social networking boom starting in 2001, heavily influencing Friendster, which in turn influenced MySpace and Facebook.

In the past, I built Internet technology for companies including Charles Schwab & Co., Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec and several startups. I later co-founded a startup called Flycode, which was formerly known as AppleSoup. I recruited most of the team and helped raise the nearly $4 million in funding.

I was a founding investor in Napster, angel investor in Giganet and BuyDirect.com (both successfully sold to publicly-traded companies), and advisor to Starmine, which was sold to Thomson Reuters. Prior to that I was a Cadet Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, at age 17, and earned a Math Ph.D. in nonlinear optimization from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at age 20.

Best wishes,
Adrian

P.S. My Ryze page is here


Interesting Things

Some things I'm particularly interested in these days:

Finance: Behavioral Finance, Structure of Markets, Manias/Booms/Busts, Private Equity Transactions, History, Trading Systems, Investment Strategies

Technology: FPGA's, Dynamic Silicon, Storage, Caching, Microprocessors, Optics, Quantum Theory, MEMS, Databases, Software Development Standards

Health Sciences: Preventative Medicine, Nutrition, Exercise, Evolutionary Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Protein Folding


Private Portfolio

Private startups I have invested in or advise:

  Napster, MP3 Sharing

  Starmine, Measuring Analyst Performance

  On24, Webcasting Solutions Provider

  Matisse Software, SQL-Object Programmable Data Server (formerly Fresher)

  Qusion Technologies, Integrated Photonic Components

  MobShop, Group Buying (formerly Accompany)


Liquidity

Some of the companies I've invested in that have had liquidity events:

  Giganet, acquired by publicly-traded Emulex