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Gefinor Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm with offices in Austin and New York. We invest in high technology companies primarily in Colorado and Texas, though we also consider California, New York and the Washington D.C. areas on a case-by-case basis. Our investment team has over 40 years of experience in identifying new technologies, operating successful companies, investment banking, and venture capital investing. We have over $60 Million under management through several funds, including a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) fund.
Mr. Carlisle has over 20 years experience in software development, high-technology company start-up, and venture capital investing. He has developed significant business management experience which he brings to Gefinor Ventures' portfolio companies.
Mr. Carlisle began his career managing telecommunications and software development projects as a senior manager for Andersen Consulting. He then founded and served as President of Jones Cyber Solutions and was responsible for leading the software services company's rapid growth, resulting in $12 million of sales revenue within its first three years. Under his leadership, the company built a large software management and development team as well as an international sales and marketing force.
He then served as acting COO for an e-commerce company, Ambac Connect, Mr. Carlisle turned around and grew the business directing operations, engineering, business development and marketing. He was also instrumental in launching software infrastructure strategies for strategic communications firms.
Mr. Carlisle was chosen to act as interim CEO of Intransco, Inc. and Jazz IT, two companies within Admiral Inman's personal portfolio. He successfully managed the divestiture of the assets of each company. Intransco, Inc., a company that developed and launched an e-commerce booking engine focused on the travel industry, was acquired by i:FAO, an Internet travel company. Jazz IT, a network management services company, was acquired by TManage, Inc., a provider of outsourced telework programs and currently a portfolio company of Gefinor Ventures.
He received a BA degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Carlisle serves on the Boards of CTS, Mimix Broadband, and XAware.
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