Jim Breyer

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Mr Jim Breyer

Overview

Jim has been an investor in over thirty consumer internet, media, and technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. Some of these include Actuate (ACTU), Agile Software (AGIL), BBN Technologies/Raytheon, Centillion (acquired by Bay Networks), Collabra/America On-line, Foundry Networks (FDRY), Hyperion Solutions (HYSL)/Oracle (ORCL), Macromedia (MACR), Maven Networks/Yahoo! (YHOO), RealNetworks (RNWK), RedBack Networks (RBAK), and Walmart.com (WMT). Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), where he is the Lead/Presiding Independent Director, and Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. He also serves on the board of Marvel Entertainment (MVL) where he is the founding Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, and he serves on the board of Dell Inc (DELL), where he is the Chair of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee. Jim is currently an Investor/Board Member of privately held companies Brightcove, Etsy, Facebook, Global Grind, ModelN, and Prosper. Jim is on the Strategic Investment Committee/Board of Accel-KKR, IDG-Accel China Fund, and Facebook Seed Fund.
In December 2005, Jim was appointed an Honorary Professor at the 1,000 year-old Yuelu Academy, Hunan University, China. He graduated with highest distinction from Stanford University with a BS degree and from Harvard University with an MBA where he was named a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class).

Career

Early and growth stage venture capital firm.
Position:
Managing Partner (Palo Alto) (past)

Woven Inc

(Prismatic)
   

Developer of a personalised social news discovery engine.
Position:
Member of the Board (current)
Position:
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (current)

Education