Cofounder of Global Scaling Academy, Partner at Blitzscaling Ventures
Co-Founder of Global Scaling Academy, Partner at Blitzscaling Ventures
Jeff Abbott is the managing partner and co-founder of Global Scaling Academy. His passion as a mentor to various companies includes building and scaling international startups, transforming technology commercialization through startups, and innovating online international startup education and mentoring.
Jeff has been involved with digital technology-based innovation since 1999, when he founded and scaled Tienda Mabe, Latin America’s largest online appliance store. Prior to co-founding Global Scaling Academy, he was a partner at Wasabi Ventures where he oversaw seed-stage venture-building and investing. Jeff also led Corporate Strategy and Innovation at Brown-Forman and performed a business turnaround and sale as CEO of Louisville Stoneware. He later founded AIM, an early Hubspot partner, served as Director of Marketing at mobility-as-a-service startup Metropia ,and VP of Business Development at fast-scaling Passport Health before assuming leadership of acceleration programs at Arizona State University.
Jeff also serves as a a partner at Blitzscaling Ventures, a fund targeting highly scalable companies selected from the portfolios of the world’s top venture capital investors. He began his career in banking at JP Morgan Chase and Citicorp Investment Bank. Jeff holds a BA degree in History & Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, and an Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.