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.
P.S. My Ryze page is here
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 startups I have invested in or advise:
Measuring Analyst Performance
On24, Webcasting Solutions Provider
Matisse Software, SQL-Object Programmable Data Server (formerly Fresher)
Integrated Photonic Components
Group Buying (formerly Accompany)
Some of the companies I've invested in that have had liquidity events:
acquired by publicly-traded Emulex