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Vanderbilt University, BS
Computer Science

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Jim Patterson

Jim is the co-founder and CEO of Cotap. He’s been a passionate entrepreneur for more than a decade, founding two 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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Discoverly 3/2013Seed$750k5
AdStage 3/2013Seed$1.4M13
FlightCar 2/2013Seed$590k13
GetFresh 2/2013Seed2
Kloudless 2013Angel$1.5M6
ybuy 7/2012Series A$1M2
Cherry 11/2011Angel$750k4



  1. Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App ( [edit]
  2. AdStage Launches Its Cross-Network Ad Creator, Raises $1.4M ( [edit]
  3. FlightCar Raises $570K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  4. Backed By Yammer’s David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews ( [edit]
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  6. The Warby Parker Of Gadgets? YBUY Gets $1M From Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures To Open Its 50k-Strong Waitlist For Test-Driving iPads, Jawbones And More ( [edit]
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