Jim is a member of Crosslink’s venture team, focusing on investments in financial technology, enterprise and SMB software/SaaS, internet enabled business and consumer services, and digital media and media enabling technologies.


Jim joined Crosslink in 2002, bringing 20 years of technology investment banking, M&A, capital markets and management experience to the firm. At Crosslink, Jim has led investments in five companies which grew to achieve multi-billion market cap exits Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR, IPO 2006, acquired by Adobe 2009 for $1.8B), (NASDAQ: ACOM, IPO 2009, acquired by Permira Advisors 2012 for $1.6B), Pandora (NYSE: P, IPO 2011, average market cap at Crosslink’s venture fund exit of $5.5B), Coupa (NASDAQ: COUP, IPO 2016, average market cap at Crosslink’s venture fund exit of $5.3B), and Personal Capital (acquired by Empower Financial 2020 for $1B).  Jim’s current lead investments include an additional two companies that have grown to billion-dollar plus valuations:  Chime (most recent financing in July 2021 at a $25.5B valuation) and Reltio (most recent financing in October 2021 at a $1.7B valuation).

Jim’s experience prior to Crosslink included Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS, where he built a powerful global technology investment banking practice from scratch; President and Chief Operating Officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm’s investment banking and brokerage operations and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential Securities; and Head of Technology Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens & Company, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.

Jim also serves as Adjunct Faculty and Faculty Advisor to the Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Selected Prior Investments

Coupa (IPO NASDAQ: COUP), Pandora (IPO NYSE: P, acquired by Sirius XM, NASDAQ: SIRI), Personal Capital (acquired by Empower Financial), Omniture (IPO NASDAQ: OMTR, acquired by Adobe), (IPO NASDAQ, ACOM acquired by Permira Advisors, acquired by SilverLake Partners, acquired by Blackstone), Zoosk (acquired by Spark Networks, NYSE: LOV), NWP Services (acquired by RealPage, NASDAQ: RP), Marketworks (acquired by ChannelAdvisor, NYSE: ECOM), Set Media (acquired by Conversant, NASDAQ: CNVR, acquired by Alliance Data Systems, NYSE: ADS)


AB, Chemistry, Dartmouth College

JD, Stanford Law School

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business