James has been an active seed-stage investor in mobile, cloud, consumer and enterprise software for more than 15 years. He has been on the boards of many early stage technology companies and is passionate how companies can best transition from seed to scaling.
He helped shape the transformation from Converge Venture Partners’ predecessor organization, CommonAngels, and has been a leader in shaping the professionalization of angel investing, co-founding two associations with the help of the Kauffman Foundation.
James has been on the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the Board of the MIT Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the UT-Austin, a master’s degree in political science from UCLA, and an MBA from MIT. James also is an avid rower and member of Cambridge Boat Club.
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|Jul, 2015||Influitive||$30.5M / Series B||Converge Venture Partners|
|May, 2014||Influitive||undisclosed amount / Venture||Converge Venture Partners|
|Dec, 2012||Influitive||$7.34M / Series A||Converge Venture Partners|
|Aug, 2012||Influitive||$3.75M / Seed||Converge Venture Partners|
|Sep, 2010||TimeTrade Systems||$5.6M / Venture||Converge Venture Partners|
|Sep, 2007||TimeTrade Systems||$5M / Series C||Converge Venture Partners|
|Nov 2, 2015||Xconomy - The Network Is the VC: CommonAngels Is Now Converge Venture Partners|
|Nov 2, 2015||iNews Wire - CommonAngels Is Now Converge|
|May 19, 2015||Xconomy - Four Tough Questions Startup CEOs Need to Ask to Scale|
|Jan 16, 2015||WSJ Blogs - The Daily Startup: Mucosis Injected With Funding for Needle-Free Vaccines|
|Oct 14, 2014||Xconomy - CommonAngels Ventures Raises $26.5M Fund in Shifting VC Landscape|
|Jun 13, 2014||Beta Boston - An epic day for Boston’s tech community, from TechJam to BostInno in the Seaport|
|Mar 14, 2013||Xconomy - Boston Roundup: NABsys, Zeo, CommonAngels, Wiggio|
|Sep 7, 2012||Xconomy - Dan Weinreb, Boston Computer Geek, Community Figure, Dies of Cancer|