CIN and Fort Tectoria Presents a Fireside Chat With Jeff Mallett and Hannes Blum

The Capital Investment Network, with the support of VIATeC, is pleased to present Jeff Mallett, founding president and COO of Yahoo! in a live interview with Hannes Blum, venture partner North America for Acton Capital Partners and former CEO of Abebooks. The focus of the interview will be Jeff’s experiences as an angel investor. 

For the past 30 years, Jeff has been an executive, director, and active investor in technology, media, sports, and entertainment ventures. In 2002, Jeff founded Mallett Sports & Entertainment LLC (MSE), a diversified global investment and advisory company. MSE has ventures that include the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park and Mission Rock Development, Comcast Bay Area Sports Network, the San Jose Giants, Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Derby County FC, digital music company SNOCAP Inc., custom apparel company Indochino Inc., and mobile ticketing service Gametime United Inc. MSE is also a founding investor and limited partner in Version One Ventures LLC and an advisor to Steve Nash Enterprises and Foundation.

From 1995 to 2002 and prior to MSE, Jeff was the founding president, COO, director, and 12th employee of internet giant Yahoo! Inc. There he managed a global workforce of over 4,000 employees in 27 countries and oversaw Yahoo’s first $4 billion in revenues. Under his leadership, Yahoo! grew from a startup with less than six weeks of cash and no revenue to a publicly traded company whose value reached $135 billion.

Hannes Blum is an entrepreneur/investor who is currently the venture partner North America for Acton Capital Partners. Until mid-2015, he was president and CEO of Abebooks in Victoria, where oversaw the sale of AbeBooks to Amazon. 

Capital Investment Network (CIN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, growing, and strengthening the local angel investor community. CIN’s mission is to offer investor-focused education, resources, and events to increase the level of sophistication and deal flow among local angel investors, explore different investment approaches, facilitate collaboration, and grow the local investment community. 

CIN is very pleased to be able to bring expertise of the calibre offered by Jeff and Hannes to Victoria’s investor community.