James co-founded Clearview Software, a company later acquired by Apple, while studying computer science at Brown University in the 1980’s. After six years at Apple in engineering and marketing roles, James co-founded When.com, an Internet calendar and events service that was acquired by America Online. After that successful acquisition, James was President and CEO of Ofoto. The service was acquired by Kodak in 2001 and James led the subsidiary to global market leadership thanks to over 20 million happy Ofoto users. His operating experience includes online payments as the former CEO of Xoom.com, and consumer cloud services, as the former CEO of Xmarks and current Chairman of Pixelpipe.
James is a passionate investor, with an eye toward finding and growing insanely great consumer products and services. As a Venture Partner at Bridgescale Partners, he played a key role in three investments: Snapvine (acquired by Whitepages.com), IMVU, and Nest Collective. More recently James worked closely with Mitch Kapor as an advisor to Kapor Capital.
In September 2011, James joined Catamount Ventures as a Partner. The Catamount core value to make the world a better place is preached and practiced by James. He is an angel investor in eco-centric companies across energy, transportation, and media.
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