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Meet Our Investment Team

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We are software founders and investors who have a deep passion for the entrepreneurial spirit. With decades of direct industry experience that ranges from seed funding to acquisition, we know what it takes to accelerate growth and create value. Our families are important to us, and we feel blessed to have jobs that require hard work but also allow enough flexibility to be present as fathers and husbands.

We get really excited when we meet founders as passionate about B2B software as we are. If that’s you, and you’re interested in smart scaling support, then please get in touch—we look forward to meeting you.

JOSH HARMSEN

Josh is a Managing Director at Ankona.  He currently is a board observer at Canopy, Rivet and Cordial.  Prior to Ankona, Josh worked at Solis Capital Partners, Morgan Stanley and Ford Motor Company.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. 

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BRIAN MESIC
Brian is a Managing Director at Ankona.  He is a board member at Cordial, Lawmatics, Soci, and Videoamp.  Prior to Ankona, Brian was a General Partner at Anthem Venture Partners.  Brian holds bachelor degrees in Biology and Economics from Occidental College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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NEWTH MORRIS

Newth is a Managing Director at Ankona.  He currently serves as a board member of GoSite. Prior to Ankona, Newth was co-founder of Telogis which was sold to Verizon.  He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

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JARED SMITH

Jared is a Managing Director at Ankona.  He is a board member of Propel and Order.co.  Prior to Ankona, Jared was Co-founder of Avetta which was sold to a Private Equity fund.  Jared holds a BS in Physics and Finance from Brigham Young University.  

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GARDNER SMITH
Associate at Ankona and Horsley Bridge.  Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities and UBS.

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Meet Our Operating Partners

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Our operating partners are former founders who have started, built and successfully sold companies for a combined $2.5 billion. They have deep functional expertise and experience working within software businesses experiencing similar growth patterns. They love what they do and want to help young companies optimize and exponentially grow their business.

FORD BLAKELY - Founder of Zingle

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STEVE DUSABLON - Founder of SafeSend

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JASON KOCH - Co-Founder of Telogis

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GARRETT PAGON - Co-Founder of OG Systems

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BRAD PERRY - Co-Founder of DealerSocket

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Ready for us to invest our funding and support?