The Cue Ball story has its roots in long-term friendships and professional collaborations. Connecting our firm’s “people dots” reveals tightly interwoven relationships over the past 20 years: old school ties, previous co-founding and leading of companies at multiple career intersections, and even the co-authorship of a recent best-selling book.
The principals of Cue Ball were behind the founding of ZEFER, one of the pioneering firms providing web strategy and application development during the early days of the internet’s commercialization from the mid- to late- 1990’s. They also served as the leadership of the largest media transformation in history, which eventually led to the creation of the global information services Fortune 100 company, Thomson Reuters. More recently they collaborated to create the concept of MiniLuxe and of course the founding of Cue Ball. Bottom-line: Cue Ball is a team of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
In the fall of 2008, during the financial crisis and what many saw as a precarious time to launch any investment fund- let alone a venture and growth equity fund- the principals of Cue Ball once again decided to go against that grain and saw it as an opportunity to launch a new model for VC.