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Andy Scott

CEO at ARS Edge

San Francisco, United States

I am a Senior Advisor and Executive Coach for CEOs and leadership teams of mission-driven startups and nonprofits. As a certified executive coach, serial entrepreneur and nonprofit board member, I specialize in enabling leaders to overcome inevitable chaos, set goals, make tough decisions and achieve their next stage of growth. I have over 25 years of experience as a founder, executive, advisor, mentor, investor, and board member in multiple sectors. I have experience with failure, as well as high growth through a successful exit.

Areas of assistance include executive coaching for startup and nonprofit leaders, and advisory services related to startup operations, business development/sales, financing, intellectual property strategy and leadership development.

Domain expertise in multiple sectors including blockchain/crypto, climate tech, fintech, legal tech, insuretech and beyond.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: San Francisco, CA
Speaking Topics: power of coaching, startup fundraising, IP strategy

Andy Scott Points
Academic 5
Author 4
Influencer 3
Speaker 4
Entrepreneur 50
Total 66

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.26
Blockchain 32.64
Business Strategy 31.05
CRM
Customer Experience 30.05
Entrepreneurship 32.45
Innovation 30.49
Leadership 30.09
Legal and IP 33.46
Management 30.26
Sales 30.22
Startups 35.51
Fintech 30.29
Mergers and Acquisitions 30.15
Future of Work 30.05
Lean Startup 30.49

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Insurance
Other

Publications

4 Article/Blogs
Thought Leadership and Your Credibility
Advantary LLC
September 15, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership

How to Optimize your Intellectual Assets for M&A
Advantary LLC
July 15, 2020
At a lot of tech companies, their portfolio of Intellectual Assets (IA), also called Intellectual Property (IP), could be the most valuable corporate asset. When buyers seek to acquire a target company, their due diligence includes identifying its IA/IP, assigning a value to that IA/IP, and evaluating the transferability risk of that IA/IP in the overall M&A valuation.

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Tags: Leadership, Legal and IP, Mergers and Acquisitions

Does your Startup have a strategy to protect its Intellectual Assets?
LinkedIn
April 23, 2020
Summary article about the importance of an intellectual asset management strategy for startup companies.

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Tags: Startups, Legal and IP

Understanding the Buyer's Journey -- The Essence of a Successful Sale
LinkedIn
August 05, 2017

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Tags: Customer Experience, Sales, Business Strategy

2 Founders
Advisor and Co-Founder, InvenTrust
InvenTrust
January 01, 2017
InvenTrust is facilitating a secure, blockchain enabled Platform that connects Intellectual Asset Rights Creators with Rights Users, via a unique Innovation Management platform. InvenTrust’s platform makes it easy to securely register know-how, connect with prospective users of such know-how, and thus creating the worlds first blockchain marketplace for assets such as patents, trademarks, code, key innovation talent, brands, trade secrets, and related corporate R&D assets.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Startups

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Pluritas LLC
January 01, 2002
Identified market inefficiency and launched leading advisory firm focused on sell side and buy side patent transactions for corporate, venture capital and inventor clients. Led business development and deal execution efforts that resulted in over 30 completed transactions valued at over $50M. Led Operations including Finance, Accounting and Salesforce.com CRM implementation.

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Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

1 IP Asset
How to Optimize your Intellectual Assets for M&A
LinkedIn
May 28, 2020
At a lot of tech companies, their portfolio of Intellectual Assets (IA), also called Intellectual Property (IP), could be the most valuable corporate asset. When buyers seek to acquire a target company, their due diligence includes identifying its IA/IP, assigning a value to that IA/IP, and evaluating the transferability risk of that IA/IP in the overall M&A valuation.

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Tags: Innovation, Legal and IP

1 Media Interview
AdvisoryCloud Featured Advisor Interview with Andy Scott
AdvisoryCloud
July 10, 2019

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Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

1 Panel
Regular Moderator for AFN CEO Roundtables
AFN
June 16, 2021
I enjoy moderating Advantage Foundry Network (AFN) panels of 6-10 CEOs who share challenges, experiences and ideas.

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Tags: Lean Startup, Leadership, Future of Work

1 Speaking Engagement
Market Cycles and Emerging Markets - Lessons Learned
Hult International Business School
March 27, 2020
Guest lecturer in undergrad FinTech course at Hult International Business School. Topics included dot com bust, 2008 downturn, and current downturn. Also shared views on Blockchain and CryptoCurrency markets.

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Tags: Blockchain, Fintech

1 Visiting Lecturer
Guest Lecturer
Kellogg School of Management
May 01, 2011
Annual lecture on the Patent Marketplace in Intellectual Capital Management course at Kellogg in Evanston.

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Tags: Startups, Management, Entrepreneurship

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