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Edward Agabs

In 2003 founded and operated BoatQuest.com, an online classified advertising portal sold in March 2011 to an Active Interest Media.

Darien, Connecticut, United States
Member since January 24, 2012
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

eye.fi

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Going alone

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Not raising money.

Full bio

Edward Agabs has built a successful career as a senior-level finance and business management professional, serving in executive roles since 1996.  In 2003 Mr. Agabs Founded and operated BoatQuest.com, an online classified advertising portal specializing in yacht sales: targeting yacht brokers, dealers and consumers.  Mr. Agabs built this business up to 40% of yacht brokers and dealers using the portal and recently sold the business in March 2011 to an Active Interest Media. BoatQuest.com achieved the status of being the 3rd leading boat and yacht listing company in US.  He led the development and implementation of corporate business strategy, and orchestrated efforts surrounding mergers and acquisitions and the negotiation of strategic business partnerships.  Mr. Agabs remains advisor to BoatQuest.com today. 

Mr. Agabs held Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles for Corymb Capital Management from 2000 to 2003, a commodity hedge fund start-up where he oversaw daily P&L, streamlined financial transaction tracking through integration of accounting systems and back office procedures, and was responsible for growing AUM $50 million in three years.  Five years prior he began as a Controller with AMT-Trade, Inc., followed by a promotion to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer after just one year.  Inaugural professional experience involved Senior and Junior accounting roles at UJA Federation of New York. 

For the past four years Mr. Agabs has been Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Full Circle Partners, LP, an assets-based lending and private equity hedge fund managing $150 million.  He maintains that position today.   

Mr. Agabs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Planning