Accel Managing Partner
Jim has been responsible for Accel's investments in over twenty-five
companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers.
These include Actuate (ACTU), Agile Software (AGIL), Centillion (acquired by Bay Networks), Centrum (acquired by 3Com), Claremont, Collabra (acquired by Netscape),Corsair (acquired by Lightbridge Communications), Foundry Networks (FDRY), Hyperion Solutions (HYSL) (formerly named Arbor Software); Lightspan/Plato Learning (TUTR), Macromedia (MACR), Microprose, Motive (MOTV), Narrative (acquired by @Home), RealNetworks (RNWK), RedBack Networks (RBAK) Synopsys (SNPS), and Walmart.com (WMT). Recent mergers include Alphablox / IBM and Groove Networks / Microsoft.
Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT), where he is Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, and RealNetworks (RNWK). He is involved with a number of privately held companies such as BBN Technologies, BrassRing, Brightcove, Datasweep, Facebook, Maven Networks, ModelN, and Savista (formerly named eMac Digital).
Earlier, Jim worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York, and in product marketing and management at Apple Computer and Hewlett Packard.
Jim is the former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, a former President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists, and on the Board of the Associates of the Harvard Business School, Pacific Community Ventures, the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and Technet. Jim is the Chairman of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, and is the Chairman of the Silicon Valley region committee for Stanford University's Campaign for Undergraduate Education. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. degree and from Harvard University with an M.B.A. where he was named a Baker Scholar.
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