James Falkoff is a Principal at Converge, a Boston-based venture capital firm dedicated to backing entrepreneurs at the forefront of business-to-business technology innovation. He has over a decade of experience as a technology investor, including experience in both venture capital and public equities.
Prior to Converge, James was a Principal at Longworth Venture Partners, where he partnered with startups from the earliest stages of the business through to successful acquisition. His investments include Olapic (acquired by Monotype), RapidMiner, Rize, JIBE, Swirl, TrackVia, and PLUMgrid (acquired by VMware).
Before Longworth, James was an equity research analyst at the investment bank Robert W. Baird & Co. where he covered the network equipment sector. At Baird, James worked on several high-profile technology IPOs including the IPO of Fortinet, a leading network security provider that now has an $8 billion market cap. He also created the largest recurring Wall Street survey of network equipment resellers and distributors, capturing over $15 billion in aggregate annual information technology spending.
James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with Highest Honors. He is a CFA charterholder.
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