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Jim Kim
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Builders VC

Profile

Jim Kim is Founder of Builders VC, where he partners with today’s most transformative entrepreneurs working to revolutionize antiquated industries so they can thrive in the modern economy. A venture capitalist with over a decade of experience, Jim previously founded Formation 8, where he played a key role in some of the firm’s most successful technology investments like Wish, Oculus and Bolt Threads.

He currently serves on the boards of Bowers & Wilkins (EVA Automation), Bolt Threads, Fieldwire, Bowery Valuation, and Notable Labs.

Earlier in his career, Jim was General Partner at Khosla Ventures and a Senior Partner at CMEA Capital. Jim began his career by founding GE’s Technology Ventures group and leading investments in China High Speed Transmission and ComScore.

Jim received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT, where he also founded a venture-backed Internet infrastructure start-up with fellow students. He also holds a Masters Degree in Quantitative Data Analysis from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unicorns or lemmings: how to know which investments will take off

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