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
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:
- Impact HUB Boulder
- Investors’ Circle
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
- The World We Want
Although Jim is not currently vested in these companies, these diverse investments reflect the values of JGD Ventures.