There is a chronological bio of work on my LinkedIn
Can be found @andrewjscott
The Short Story
Andrew J Scott is a serial entrepreneur turned Founding Partner at 7percent Ventures disrupting the status quo in European early stage tech investing with his Silicon Valley co-founder Andrew Gault. Between them they’re invested in >40 US & UK companies including Oculus VR and Magic Pony Technologies.
Previously Founder of 6 tech startups with 1 exit, 4 fails and 1 TBD, Andrew’s products have included the world’s first online digital news archive (BritishPathe.com) first location based mobile social network (playtxt) and a patented trust network for use as a fast personalised recommendation engine for the physical world (Rummble). He was previously on the board of MLove, UnLtd World (sold to Guardian Media Group) and has sat on the Silicon Valley EU Policy Makers Advisory Board to the EU Digital Commissioner.
The Long Story
Andrew is a Serial Entreprenuer turned investor at 7percent Ventures, disrupting the status quo in European early stage tech investing.
With over twenty years experience across internet and mobile technologies, Andrew has founded six tech startups with one exit, four fails and one TBD; and advised hundreds more as a board member, consultant or mentor.
Andrew’s career in tech started in 1990; after concluding there wasn’t much call for lemonade stands in an often overcast small English town, he created the subscription fanzine “STPUG” for Atari-ST computer owners. Soon after he started the “Computer Advisory Service” with his college as his first customer, installing PCs & LANs.
His first tech startup was “Virtual Cities” (1997) a website portal for local businesses across the UK, pivoting to a SaaS solutions company “Worldwidecity” which he later sold; projects included the world’s first online digital video news archive BritishPathe.com.
Other startups included “InTraining” (2000) an interactive fitness website with Olympian and six times Commonwealth Games winner Dave Morgan, and “DinnerDateAuctions” one of the services to ever use interactive SMS.
In 2001 Andrew founded “playtxt” the world’s first location-based mobile social network. Early to market and challenging for European investors not experienced in D2C products, in 2006 a US competitor Dodgeball sold to Google. Assuming the “who’s nearby” problem would swiftly be solved by the search giant, Andrew decided to move on.
In 2007 he invented and patented trust-network technology to solve the problem of accurate personal recommendations on your mobile, i.e. how to find restaurants and other places nearby you’re guaranteed to like. Having rejected a US acquisition offer ultimately some investors sought a B2B strategy; today “Rummble” still operates as “Seldon”.
In 2010 Andrew became a Board Director of “UnLtdWorld” an online platform to support the Founders of social enterprise, later acquired by The Guardian Media Group.
In 2012 in San Francisco Andrew Co-Founded Taploid, a digital magazine which used NLP to automatically generate interesting stories from social platforms.
In-between his startups Andrew has consulted for corporates on digital innovation strategy including AT&T, Alcatel Lucent and Astra Zeneca and has sat on the Silicon Valley EU Policy Makers Advisory Board. He also remains on the board of The ICE List a non-profit tech entrepreneur group of over 250 founders, investors and key ecosystem supporters, which he Co-Founded in 2009.
Since 2014 Andrew has been a Founding Partner at “7percent Ventures“, bringing a bold and ambitious US style of investment to the UK and beyond.
Andrew splits his time between London and San Francisco. Get in touch @andrewjscott
He is Founder of Port 20 Productions as Executive Producer for future feature film The Greatest Raid Of All Time, a story about how people are not born but become heroes, how ordinary men can do extraordinary things.