Jim Robinson is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RRE Ventures. He has been active within the technology community for over twenty-five years as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and banker.
Since co-founding RRE in late 1994, Jim has been responsible for more than thirty technology investments, with a focus on digital media, enterprise and financial services technologies.
While earning a dual degree in Computer Science and Business Administration at Antioch College during the early 1980's, Jim worked as a programmer for state government. Later he founded and was President of IV Systems, a firm that created small business applications for unix workstations. In 1986, Jim joined JP Morgan & Co., where he spent four years working on technology-related assignments, initially helping build their global risk management systems, and later as an investment banker in corporate finance. Jim earned an MBA from Harvard in 1992, and subsequently joined Hambrecht & Quist Venture Capital in San Francisco. While at H&Q he led investments primarily within the software and communications sectors.
Jim is involved in several non-profit endeavors, and has a particular interest in childrenâ€™s rights and issues. He is a Director of the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF), NYC Seed, a member of the National Police Defense Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association on Drug Abuse Problems. Jim has been a member of the Young President's Organization since 1998.