Jeff Abbott is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Global Scaling Academy, which teaches individuals and organizations how to plan for and execute on hypergrowth, and a founding partner at Blitzscaling Ventures. 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 Global where he oversawventure-building, investing, and international programs. He has worked with, advised or invested in hundreds of startups globally, including as director of acceleration programs at Arizona State University, Head of Mentors at European Innovation Academy and Asia-Pacific Innovation Academy, and a member of the Investment Committee at the Qatar Foundation’s venture fund. An experienced entrepreneur and intrapreneur, Jeff has served as Director of Marketing at mobility-as-a-service startup Metropia, VP of Business Development at fast-scaling Passport Health Digital Transformation leader at GE Appliances in Latin America.

Jeff holds a BA degree in History from the University of Illinois, and an MIM from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is currently enrolled in a DBA program at SDA Bocconi university in Milan, Italy, where his research focuses on scaling companies.