A LITTLE ABOUT JIM

Jim Davidson is an outrageous, transformative thinker who is seeking to invest in new ideas that fill a void and lead to global systems change from the level of the grassroots entrepreneur to the angel investor. He does this through direct support to companies and funds as well as  systems-oriented thought leadership

THROUGH DIRECT INVESTMENT

By advising, investing and scaling both companies and funds, a triple bottom line ROI for Jim Davidson and increased impact for companies and funds will occur.

THROUGH EXPERIENCE

Jim Davidson is an advisor and investor with over 20 years of experience using technology to further social-benefit and sustainability missions.

THROUGH INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

BY providing systems-oriented thought leadership to the investing community, a more coordinated and transparent approach to investment and accountability for better business practice will occur.

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OUR HISTORY.

Jim Davidson is an early-stage investor and advisor with more than 20 years of Internet technology experience. Jim was a  senior leader at AOL where he served as CTO of DigitalCity, the Internet’s first hyper-local portal, and later as VP of Web Services and Publishing, where he led teams responsible for some of the most innovative and high-scale sites including AOL.com and MapQuest. Jim has also been a leader at early-stage companies. Some of these roles have included: CTO of ShareThis.com, President of Examiner.com, and co-founder and CEO of Laborfair.com, an online marketplace for disadvantaged service providers.

Jim is currently focused on early-stage impact-investing, providing capital and serving as adviser for companies that leverage technology to further their social-benefit and sustainability missions.  He is also a guarantor with MicroCredit Enterprises which helps fund micro-loans around the world. Jim serves on the boards of Hub Boulder, CauseLabs, MedClimate, Investors’ Circle, ThinkImpact, and Unleesh. Jim lives with his wife Melanie and two children in Denver, CO, and aspires to one day finish a triathlon with something more than a participation medal.

Jim Davidson is often asked to join boards due to his experience and high level of engagement. He is a member of various hubs, investors circles, non profit organizations and for profit ventures.

 Currently, Jim is on the board of:

  • CauseLabs
  • Impact HUB Boulder
  • Investors’ Circle
  • ThinkImpact
  • Unleesh

In order to understand JGD Ventures today, it is important to know Jim Davidson’s investment history. Jim’s past investments include:

  • Aha Media
  • High Speed America
  • Laborfair
  • Summize
  • The World We Want

 Although Jim is not currently vested in these companies, these diverse investments reflect the values of JGD Ventures.

WORKING WITH JIM

VALUES

JGD Ventures is Jim Davidson: Investor, Advisor, and Entrepreneur

TRANSPARENCY

Transparency through portfolio development & management

SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

Bridging gaps to create a cohesive ecosystem for systems improvement

OUTRAGEOUSNESS

Outrageous & transformative thinking

INFLUENCE

Ideas should move others to action

INCLUSIVITY

Inclusive of entrepreneurs and investors who might have been excluded due to age, gender, nationality, business size & sector

INNOVATION

Finding ideas that fill a void

THE PORTFOLIO

The JGD Ventures portfolio displays a diverse collection of cause-based and innovative technical start-ups, in addition to several angel and social impact investment funds. Jim’s level of involvement in these opportunities has spanned everything from simple limited partner to CEO and founder, depending on the need. Jim frequently finds himself serving in an advisory capacity, bringing to bear decades of experience across this wide swath of industries, helping entrepreneurial organizations and socially-relevant causes find their footing on the path to success.

IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

A look back at JGD Ventures impact last year

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COUNTRIES VISITED IN 2014
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BRILLIANT IDEAS ENTREPRENEURS PITCHED

LATEST POSTS FROM OUR BLOG

Stay up to date on what Jim Davidson and JGD Ventures is up to.  In the blog you will find out who or what Jim is currently interested in, as well as useful tips and information for entrepreneurs and investors of all levels.

January 11, 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to JGD Ventures new website! We’re excited to be launching the new site and look forward to hearing from you.

GET IN TOUCH

JGD Ventures wants to hear from you.  Feel free to reach out and let Jim know what’s on your mind.

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Denver, CO USA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jgdavidson