Primary Role
Co-Managing Director at Portland Seed Fund
Northwestern University

Person Details


Jim Huston is a Managing Director with Blueprint Ventures. Jim brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience, having worked and invested in early stage technology companies throughout the world since 1995. Jim has extensive experience with Corporate IP Spinouts from both the corporate and venture capital perspectives.

Previously, Jim served in numerous positions within Intel Capital. From 2002 to 2004, Jim served as the Director of Strategic IP and led Intel's IP Acquisition Fund which acquired patents and other IP for growing new businesses at Intel. From 1995 to 2001, Jim was Director of Strategic Investments for Intel Capital where he led Intel's investment in 17 companies and managed five investment professionals who did more than 60 investments during this time. He was directly responsible for one of Intel's earliest successful spinouts – RadiSys – and oversaw numerous other spinouts including LANDesk, a current Blueprint Ventures portfolio company. He also led nine acquisitions for Intel and served as Intel's appointed Board Observer for seven Intel Capital portfolio companies. Prior to joining Intel Capital in 1995 he held various marketing and general management positions in Intel's OEM PC Division, Network Products Division, and Development Systems Operation.

Jim's current board responsibilities include IntelliPath. Jim currently serves as an adjunct professor at Portland State University's School of Business Administration, and as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He is also on the Board of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum and on the Advisory Board for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Jim holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School. Jim is a native of Indiana and enjoys tennis, cross country training and horseback riding with his wife and their two children.

via: Blueprint Ventures

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