Anthony C. Abena

Operating Advisor at Lightview Capital LLC

Anthony C. Abena

Anthony C. Abena

Operating Advisor at Lightview Capital LLC

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Techies.com, Inc.
Gartner Institute
Insite Software Solutions, Inc.

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10

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Founder at MyAlerts, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Insite Software Solutions, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Insite Software Solutions, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Joberate, Inc.

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Founder at Volition Capital LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Jobs2Web, Inc.

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General Partner & Founder at Seven Peaks Ventures LLP

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Former Senior Vice President-Business Development at Jobs2Web, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Manzama, Inc.

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Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer at Manzama, Inc.

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Anthony C. Abena
Operating Advisor at Lightview Capital LLC
Education
MBA Unknown
Class of 1994

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minnesota, U of M, or The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, with the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses being approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

Graduate

Lewis & Clark College is a private college located in Portland, Oregon. It has an undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, a School of Law, and a Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Lewis & Clark is a member of the Annapolis Group of colleges with athletic programs competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Northwest Conference. Just over 2,000 students attend the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, with a student body from more than 50 countries across six continents as well as most U.S. states. The School of Law is best known for its environmental law program, while the Graduate School of Education & Counseling is active in community engagement and social justice.

MBA

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management is a business school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Carlson School offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, as well as an executive education program. The Carlson School also offers dual degrees with the colleges and schools of public affairs, law, medicine, and public health.

Career History
Operating Partner
Current

Seven Peaks Ventures invests in companies located in US. The firm partner with passionate entrepreneurs who want to make an impact on the world by disrupting large markets with innovative solutions in the data driven enterprise, digital health technologies, consumer software and cloud-based solutions. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Executive Chairman
2014 - Current

Insite Software Solutions, Inc. develops business-to-business e-Commerce platforms. It engages in the provision of B2B eCommerce architected for enterprise organizations in manufacturing and distribution. The firm is a connected commerce ecosystem by bringing together sales channels, integrating siloed information and transaction elements to create one commerce platform. The company is was founded by Brian S. Brian, Linda Taddonio, and Tom Frishberg in 2004 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Operating Advisor
Current

Lightview Capital (formerly known as Red Oak Growth Partners) is a private equity firm that invests in profitable, capital efficient technology and business services and companies in North America. We principally target bootstrapped and founder-owned companies, corporate divestitures and recapitalization transactions. Since the mid-1990s, Lightview Capital founders have successfully led direct investments of over $250 million in more than 20 growth companies. To date, over half of those investments have led to IPOs or strategic exits yielding a combined enterprise value in excess of $1 billion. Over the course of their combined 50+ years of experience they have founded and managed both operating businesses and investment firms where they were instrumental in raising over $500 million in capital from leading institutional investors that included university endowments, pension funds, family offices and funds. Sector Focus: Software -- SAAS /Cloud Applications, ERP, CRM, Human Capital, BI & Analytics IT Services -- Project Management, Specialty Consulting, Application Management Business Services -- BPO, Information Services, Data Internet & Media -- E-commerce, Digital Media Investment Criteria: $2 to $15 million EBITDA $10 to $100 million in Enterprise Value North American HQ or Orientation Established operating history of growth and profitability Sustainable competitive advantage Recurring revenues High margins Investment Structures include: Recapitalizations Management buyouts Growth equity investments Corporate spinoffs Industry consolidations and strategic acquisitions

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Jingit is a real-time events based payment platform. Jingit merges payments and marketing, bringing marketing dollars into consumer transactions as managed currencies in real time. This real time capability is unique. All other solutions in market work on a post-transaction basis. The arrival of real time events-based payments solves multiple problems across multiple sectors including retail, publishing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The commerce conversation used to be simple. One buyer. Talking to one seller. Exchanging one currency.  Now the commerce conversation involves consumers, merchants, marketers, credit card networks, publishers, data brokers etc. It happens online, offline, in store, and on mobile devices. The challenge is not singular, but multiple and overlapping. Payments, advertising, data, privacy. Consumers haven’t adopted mobile payment solutions because their cards aren’t broken, and to date, current solutions aren't compelling enough to offset the convenience of cards. Jingit connect the dots, protect all parties, monetize any activity at any value, becoming a real time commerce clearing house.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Ficus Enterprises LLC, part of RELX Plc, is an American company located in Minneapolis, MN, that develops and provides online information tools. Reed Technology & Information Services, Inc. acquired Ficus Enterprises LLC on 01 Jul 14.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2016

Lewis & Clark College is a private college located in Portland, Oregon. It has an undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, a School of Law, and a Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Lewis & Clark is a member of the Annapolis Group of colleges with athletic programs competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Northwest Conference. Just over 2,000 students attend the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, with a student body from more than 50 countries across six continents as well as most U.S. states. The School of Law is best known for its environmental law program, while the Graduate School of Education & Counseling is active in community engagement and social justice.

Board Member
2011 - 2013

TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY THEATRE EXPERIENCES THAT EDUCATE, CHALLENGE, AND INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE.

Director
Prior

Metropolitan Economic Development Association is a nonprofit company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, that provides business management consulting services for minority entrepreneurs. Alfredo V. Martel is the CEO, in this role since 2019.The company says this about itself: The mission of Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) is to help BIPOC entrepreneurs succeed. Meda's vision is thriving communities through equal economic participation. Through its three main accelerator services, Meda provides the tools and resources crucial for business scaling, including: access to capital, access to trusted business advising, and access to contracts.

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Insite Software Solutions, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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