The Fosdev Mission
Our goal is to help people go from idea to published software application
faster, better, and cheaper.
Adrian is a technical serial entrepreneur who was a founding investor in Napster, and then became a pioneer of social networking when he created Ryze in 2001, which heavily influenced Friendster, which in turn influenced MySpace and Facebook. He has
also invested in and advised other startups which have been acquired by publicly-traded companies, including Starmine (acquired by Thomson Reuters),
Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Giganet (acquired by Emulex) and BuyDirect.com
(acquired by the old Beyond.com). He grew up coding for his parents' software company, and received a Ph.D. in Mathematics on
nonlinear optimization at age 20.
Life at Fosdev
Supportive of environmental aspects that are geared towards productivity over the medium and long-term, in a healthy environment.