James is a partner at Bloomberg Beta, a venture firm affiliated with Bloomberg LP. James previously invested with Trinity Ventures, with over five years of investing experience in consumer services, enterprise software and digital media companies. Prior to Trinity, James was a Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners where he was instrumental in eight new investments in consumer internet services, security and digital media sectors along with a number of seed investments. Before Bessemer, James was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group where he developed marketing strategies for entertainment and IT companies. Earlier, he built web applications for start ups as a Principal at Zefer and developed IT systems for Fortune 500 companies as a software developer at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). While at Bessemer, James was a board member at CrowdFlower and Open Candy and a board observer at LifeLock, ReputationDefender, Sonic Mule and BillShrink. James holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and an AB in Computer Science from Harvard College.