Abel cofounded Pogoseat, an enterprise ticket upgrade solution that generates additional revenue for clients by giving sports teams, venues and musicians the ability to let their fans upgrade seats and purchase other unique experiences from their phone during an event. The venture-backed company launched with the Golden State Warriors and Stanford in November 2012 and now have 25 clients across NBA, MLB, NHL, AFL, NCAA & NFL. Pogoseat is partnered & integrated with Ticketmaster, Tickets.com and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. They were named one of The 3 Most Promising Mobile Startup for Marketers after winning iMedia's Next Wave Startup Showcase Award in Mobile Commerce.
Previously, Abel founded and was CEO of Yocal Music, a user rated & reviewed community that connects musicians & venues for gig booking, and worked at Merrill Lynch, where he was #1 in the nation for new business assets brought into the firm out of thousands of his peers in '08. In high school, he developed both the front and back end of an early electronic medical records system still currently in use. Abel is a founding organizer of the Startup Ski Bus and honors graduate with a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University where he played on the university lacrosse team.