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CTO @
Investments
4 Investments in 4 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Jim is a Director and Chair of the Technical Task Force at Thorn. Prior, he was a co-founder of Attributor (acq. Digimarc 2012), co-founder of Anchor Intelligence (acq. Comscore 2010), advised Facebook on their ad targeting systems (2006), CEO of Moreover Technologies (acq. Verisign 2005), co-founder of Outride (acq. Google 2001).

Jim was a research scientist at Xerox PARC and Chair of the WWW Consortium's Web Characterization Activity. He worked with the User Interface Research (Dr. Stuart Card Manager) and Internet Ecologies (Dr. Bernardo Huberman Manager) groups which lead to dozens of patents and the publishing of "The Law of Surfing" in Science.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His dissertation, "Characterizing World Wide Web Ecologies" was one of the earliest dedicated towards empirically understanding the dynamics of the Web. Jim helped pioneer the field of online surveying by creating GVU's WWW User Surveys. His research paper, "Characterizing Browsing Strategies in the World-Wide Web" is the basis for online analytics and continues to invalidate tens of millions of dollars of patent lawsuits.

Jim graduated Cum Laude in Psychology from the University of Colorado. While there he helped prototype some of the first uses of the Web within NASA.

Outside of work, Jim is a member of the National Ski Patrol/Northern California Search and Rescue and is a certified yoga teacher in two lineages.

Jobs (7)

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CTO

Dec, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)
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2012
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2010
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2005
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2001
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Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2014$1.52M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2009$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2007$2M / Series APersonal Investment

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