Anthony (Tony) Tjan is CEO and Managing Partner of Cue Ball, a private investment and venture capital firm based in Boston. Tony brings a successful track record as an entrepreneur, principal venture investor, and strategic adviser to Cue Ball. He leads the firm’s overall direction and is involved across deal development activities, including ongoing guidance and mentorship to the leadership of Cue Ball’s portfolio companies. Tony is one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow. He sits on the boards of ScrollMotion, ShapeUp, Livefrye, and Miniluxe.
Previously, Tony was Senior Partner at The Parthenon Group, a leading strategic advisory and investment firm where he served as Vice Chairman for nearly 15 years. At Parthenon, he led digital media and information client relationships, a natural extension of his heritage as an internet entrepreneur and as a longstanding senior advisor to Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters).
Tony was a pioneer in the internet’s commercialization, and in 1996 he founded and was CEO of the Internet services firm ZEFER (now an NEC subsidiary), which grew to more than $100M in annual revenues.
Tony started his career with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on consumer and media clients. Tony is a New York Times bestselling author of Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck and a contributor to Harvard Business Review.