Jim Robinson, GENERAL 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 8i, Netsertive, NihaoPay, Noom, and OLO. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Abra, and a board observer at Bitpay. 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, as well as Institutional Investors' Fintech 35.
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 joint degree in Computer Science & Business Administration from Antioch College. He is a Director of the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT), the New York City Partnership Investment Fund, and the HBS Alumni Angels. Jim is also a father of four, an inventor, and a dog person.