Chief Executive Officer
Scott is an accomplished and knowledgeable entrepreneur, venture development executive, advisor, and speaker in the field of high technology, with 30 years’ worth of experience in the information technology, new media, Internet, nanotechnology and cleantech fields. He currently provides venture development services to early-stage companies and established corporations in the infotech, nanotech and cleantech spaces.
Scott is a Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Network Society Ventures, and has served as a principal in a venture catalyst firm, providing business development, capital advisory and strategy services to early-stage wireless, Internet, information technology and new media companies. He has also raised equity capital, established revenue-generating alliances with leading corporations, completed numerous licensing agreements, and closed substantial sales of product in the computer and interactive media industries, in addition to co-developing an innovative financing vehicle for interactive media products involving completion bonding.
Past roles have seen Scott providing management services to Technanogy, a nanomaterials incubator which merged with Nanotechnologies, Inc. (now NovaCentrix), as well as serving as an advisor to Accelrys (now BIOVIA, a division of Dassault Systèmes), the leading nanotechnology software company, Clean Edge, a clean technology market research firm, Natural Logic, an environmental performance consulting firm, and The Enterprise Network of Silicon Valley. Furthermore, Scott conceptualized and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board and a member of the organizing team for The Gigabit Challenge, the first business plan competition for applications designed for Google Fiber.
Previously, Scott was President of Foresight Nanotech Institute, the leading nanotechnology think tank. He also co-founded AngstroVision, Inc., a nanotechnology tools company focused on creating a breakthrough imaging and metrology instrument, and raised its seed round of capital. Scott was the originator and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™, the first comprehensive global report on the near-term commercial opportunities in nanotechnology, published by Cientifica.
Scott was a co-founder and CEO of Zelos!, an early publisher of personal learning products on CD-ROM, which was acquired by Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR). He served as Apple Computer’s Multimedia Content Evangelist (NASDAQ: AAPL), where he managed Apple’s relationships with the first wave of third-party developers of CD-ROM products. In addition, he was a Product Manager in the Information Services Group at Lotus Development Corporation (acquired by IBM, NYSE: IBM), where he developed information products used in market research. Scott also served as director of software development for a hand-held computer manufacturer and co-founded a microcomputer software company. Originally trained as a software engineer, he has developed several products, including applications, an operating system and information products.
Among his many achievements Scott is a founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (now Entrepreneurs’ Organization) and the San Francisco Multimedia Development Group, and he co-founded the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs while attending Harvard College. He served on the board of the founding conference for the International Space University and was a judge for New Media Magazine INVISION awards, the Global Information Infrastructure Awards and Startup Weekend.
Scott has been a guest speaker at over fifty industry conferences in the information technology, new media and nanotechnology fields, and has served as Event Chair for the SDForum Nanotechnology Series, the National Science and Technology Institute Business Sessions and the Nanotech Tools session of the MIT•Stanford•Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum. He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.
Chief Operations Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in managing the provision of venture development services for clients in various stage of development across the globe, Randy is responsible for client services and the operations of NSL’s business.
Randy started out his career as an international intellectual property and licensing attorney with several large law firms in Minneapolis during which he was named a Trade Representative to China for the Minnesota software industry. He later became a senior business development executive with Macromedia (acquired by Adobe for $3.4 Billion in 2005) where he helped establish international distribution for the company’s software products. For the last two decades, Randy has been both performing venture development services and managing internal and external resources throughout the world on behalf of clients. This resource management has included such services as internationalization, capital strategy, value acceleration (where projects and strategies are executed to accelerate the increase in value of the client company) and, most recently, managing token sales events (“ICOs”) on behalf of investee clients of Network Society Ventures.