Jim Robinson, Managing Partner
Jim has been active within the technology community for over thirty years, and has led investments in and served on the boards of more than forty technology companies. His core focus is on businesses that are transforming industries by leveraging network effects and intelligence. He is currently a Director of 21, 8i, Netsertive, NihaoPay, Noom, OLO, and OpenPeak. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Abra, and a board observer at Bitpay and Mirror. In addition, he advises several seed companies. Recent-year exits include Wisdomtree (WETF), Vocera (VCRA) and iCrossing (Hearst). Prior investments include Broadsoft (BSFT), Enpirion (Altera), GoldPocket/Wireless (Tandberg/Motricity), Metapath (Marconi), Mixed Signals (Tektronix), Red Brick (REDB), RevolutionMoney (American Express), Rubric (Broadbase), SmartPay (Ping An), Telocity (Hughes), Vastera (VAST/JPM), and WeddingChannel (TheKnot.com). Jim has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 VC's.
Before founding RRE, Jim and Stuart were co-founders of InterVideo Response, an in-stadium touchscreen ordering startup that proved to be about ten years too early. Previously, Jim worked at H&Q Venture Capital and JP Morgan & Co. Earlier, he founded IV Systems (Unix applications). He is a former NYC night-shift taxi driver. Jim holds an MBA from Harvard and a combined degree in Computer Science & Business Administration from Antioch College. He is a Director of the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) and the New York City Partnership Investment Fund. Jim is also a father of four, an inventor, a CERT first-responder, and a dog person.