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For 30 years, ABS Capital has been investing in later-stage growth companies, helping CEOs capitalize on new opportunities and navigate unforeseen obstacles – while never losing sight of the ultimate goal of achieving lasting excellence. Our partners have decades of experience as C-level executives, investment bankers, and investors in the industries in which we invest: business and tech-enabled services and health care. This combination of experience and expertise means we have a laser-focus on the specific needs growth companies face as they look to get to the next level. By helping to transform over 130 companies through their most crucial stage of development, ABS continues to help unleash the potential for lasting growth. Visit www.abscapital.com for more information.
Agora is the leading Real-Time Engagement (RTE) platform. Our mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, in any app, anytime and anywhere. Our video, voice and live interactive video SDKs help developers deliver rich in-app experiences—including embedded voice and video chat, real-time recording, interactive live streaming, and real-time messaging—for users across many industries including gaming, social, education, entertainment and enterprise.
American Student Assistance® (ASA) helps kids discover their education and career opportunities. ASA® is committed to helping kids know themselves, know their options, and make smart choices about their futures.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world. Since 2002, the university's mission has been to create a new model for higher education in the United States, one that meets the challenges of the 21st century. This New American University is measured by who it includes, not who it excludes; pursues research and discovery that benefits the public good; and assumes major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the communities it serves. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across 5 campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of online educational content, simulation, software and analytics serving students, educational institutions and employers. With products that span the learning continuum, Ascend Learning focuses on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. Ascend Learning products, from testing to certification, are used by frontline healthcare workers, physicians, emergency medical professionals, nurses, certified personal trainers, financial advisors, skilled trades professionals and insurance brokers.
The ASU+GSV Summit is the Knowledge Economy's Mecca of conversation and activism devoted to accelerating learning innovation around the world. Register now for the 2015 ASU+GSV Summit, taking place April 6-8, 2015 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
AT&T is a telecommunications company that provides wireless communications, local exchange, and long-distance services for consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. The company offers its services in two segments: wireless and wireline. Its wireless segment offers various wireless voice, data, text, and other services. This segment sells various handsets, wirelessly-enabled computers, and wireless data cards for personal computers through its owned stores, agents, and third-party retail stores. It also sells accessories comprising carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other items to consumers as well as to agents and third-party distributors. As of December 31, 2013, this segment served approximately 110 million wireless subscribers.
Avathon Capital is an investment platform with over $400 million of assets under management that is committed to fostering innovation and impact in the education and workforce management markets. Avathon was coined from two ancient Greek words – “av” meaning “to bind together” and “athon” from marathon and represents our commitment to supporting our partners as they build important companies designed for growth and impact. At Avathon, we have a running start. We are building off a 30-year legacy of long-time sector expertise, meaningful connections, and successful investments. We invest between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in either minority or control situations.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett.
San Francisco-based Blueshift helps brands deliver relevant, connected experiences across every customer interaction. Its SmartHub CDP uses patented AI technology to unify, inform, and activate the fullness of customer data across all channels and applications. Through unified data, omnichannel orchestration, intelligent decisioning, and unmatched scale, Blueshift gives brands all the tools to seamlessly deliver 1:1 experiences in real-time across the entire customer journey.
Burning Glass Technologies delivers job market analytics that empower employers, workers, and educators to make data-driven decisions. Burning Glass is reshaping how the job market works, with data that identify the skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools that enable both sides to bridge that gap and connect more easily. The company’s artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, they work t empower strong, independent leaders from academia and government, as well as the technology and nonprofit sectors to do the best work possible. They engage directly in the communities they serve because no one understands their society’s challenges like those who live them everyday. These partners help us identify problems and opportunities, learn fast and iterate toward their goals for the next century.