Tony Abena – Operating Partner
Tony joined SPV in 2016 as an Operating Partner, where he focuses on accelerating “business-building” in our portfolio. He has more than 30 years of operating experience helping early and later-stage enterprise software and data companies and teams to scale and grow into category leaders. Tony works in startups partnering with our Founders/CEOs to build and develop talent and teams, effective go-to-market and product engines, and making introductions to larger enterprise customers or financing partners as needed.
Most recently, he was the COO of Deloitte Investments, an internal information, analytics and data/AI business accelerator for Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm. Before that, Tony was CEO at Insite Software, a leading eCommerce software company. Tony was the President/GM of several divisions of Thomson Reuters, and during that time, led ten (10) information/data companies that achieved #1 or #2 positions in their respective markets. He also was CEO of startup funded by Gartner (Gartner Institute), and a CTO/COO at a startup (techies.com)that raised over $103M.
In addition to his formal roles, Tony has also invested and served on the Board of Directors of customer engagement startup MyAlerts (acquired by ESW Capital in 2018), content analytics startup Docalytics (acquired by Contently in 2016), IP/patent analytics startup PatentCore (acquired by Reed Elsevier in 2015) and human capital technology startup Jobs2Web (acquired by SAP in 2014).
Areas of Interest:
- CEO/President/GM of ten #1 market-share web/data/software companies
- Focus on building winning teams/board guidance
- Infrastructure 2.0/Cyber, Serverless, IOT