While obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Jamie founded Your First Step International, Inc., a company that assisted entrepreneurs in bringing ideas from concept to fruition. In 2000, the company pivoted to building and operating global wholesale Voice over IP networks in developing countries.
In 2005 – perplexed by the archaic nature of voicemail – Jamie founded the world's first voicemail-to-text company, PhoneTag. In September of 2009 PhoneTag sold to Ditech Networks. In 2010 Jamie took on email and founded Unsubscribe.com to help email users clean commercial email from their inboxes. In 2011 Unsubscribe.com was sold to personal security company, TrustedID.
Jamie now works as Chief Inventor and CEO at Ring, the world's first battery operated smart doorbell. The company's mission is to reduce crime in communities by empowering homeowners, and Jamie and his team are working on making communities a safer place. While he's not working on Ring, he enjoys spending time with his wife, six-year-old son, and dogs – Short Rib and Pancake.
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|Jan 25, 2016||Xconomy - The Race to Integrate IoT Devices and Create a Truly Connected Home|
|Jan 14, 2016||Xconomy - Will Tech Be A Boon To Insurance Firms, Or Threaten Their Existence?|
|Jan 31, 2015||Gigaom - Why Amazon has a big opportunity in product crowdfunding|
|Dec 4, 2014||WSJ Blogs - Ring Raises $4.5 Million Series A From True Ventures for “Smart Doorbells”|
|Sep 29, 2014||TechCrunch - Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors|