He’s been a passionate entrepreneur for more than a decade, founding three companies of his own and serving as a founding team member and chief product officer of Yammer, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion.
At Yammer, he was responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, user experience and product marketing. Before joining Yammer, Jim co-founded AudioCaseFiles, which was acquired by Courtroom Connect, and worked as the director of professional services at security company Rapid7. In 1999, he co-founded his first company called DineOnMe, for people to purchase restaurant gift certificates online.
Jim earned his BS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and served as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
|Apr, 2015||Eaze||$10M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||Do||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||BetterCompany||$1.7M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||Discoverly||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||AdStage||$1.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||FlightCar||$590k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||GetFresh||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|2013||Kloudless||$1.3M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||ybuy||$1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2011||Cherry||$750k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||OneLogin, Inc.||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
BS, Computer Science
|Aug 18, 2015||TechCrunch - Anova Acquires Hardware Marketing Startup Get Fresh For $9.2M|
|Mar 10, 2015||TechCrunch - Meeting Management Startup Do Raises $2M In Seed Funding, Adds Microsoft Office 365 Integration|
|Mar 10, 2015||Venture Beat - Meeting productivity platform Do.com adds $2M and Office 365 integration to ‘end meeting hell’|
|Feb 18, 2015||Mashable - The 'holy sh*t' moment: Facebook's blockbuster WhatsApp acquisition one year later|
|Dec 10, 2014||TechCrunch - ‘WhatsApp For the Workplace’ Cotap Adds Universal Chat Feature Accessible Via URLs|
|Oct 27, 2014||Gigaom - Why developers are open to Fabric even after having been burned once by Twitter|
|Aug 27, 2014||Venture Beat - Cotap plugs into Box to make enterprise file-sharing as easy as sending a text|
|Aug 27, 2014||TechCrunch - Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App|