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, intelligence and decentralization. He is a Co-Founder and a Director of Abra, a Director of HYPR, Netsertive, Noom, OLO, and also TheSkimm. Jim serves on the Investment Committee at Digital Currency Group (DCG) and is a Board Observer at Bitpay. In addition, he led early investments in Chain, Culinary Agents, Gem, itBit/Paxos, and Ripple.
Previous investments include Wisdomtree (WETF), Vocera (VCRA), Broadsoft (BSFT), iCrossing (Hearst), RevolutionMoney (American Express), Earn.com (Coinbase), SmartPay (Ping An), Enpirion (Altera), GoldPocket/Wireless (Tandberg/Motricity), Metapath (Marconi), Mixed Signals (Tektronix), Rubric (Broadbase), Telocity (Hughes), Vastera (VAST/JP Morgan) and Red Brick Systems (REDB). Jim has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 VC's, as well as Institutional Investors' Top Fintech Investors.
Before founding RRE, Jim and Stuart were co-founders of an in-stadium touchscreen ordering startup that proved to be about a decade 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.