I’m Jay and I’m a partner at BlueRun Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing out of Menlo Park, Beijing, and Seoul. I love working with founders and striving to support and help them build great companies. So I basically consider my job at BlueRun to be totally and completely awesome–a great match with what I love doing.
Our focus at BRV is heavily towards mobile and consumer internet, and most of our deals tend to be Series A or seed stage deals. I work with and serve on the boards of several of our portfolio companies, including Foodspotting, AppCentral, Thumb, and AppRedeem. I also am a board observer at EggCartel, the makers of EggDrop, the easiest way to sell stuff using your smartphone, and Zmanda, an open source cloud backup company.
I’ve also been an entrepreneur and founder. I am the co-founder of Moonshoot, whose mission is to help children anywhere learn English as a foreign language, and I’ve been a partner in the independent software development company, Bema Studios, LLC. I think this gives me credibility in working with founders, but this is of course in the eye of the beholder.
I am passionate about helping and mentoring startups, whether I invest or not. I’ve worked with Adeo Ressi‘s FounderInstitute since it was founded. I led the FounderInstitute’s San Francisco chapter in 2011, and I have mentored in several Silicon Valley and Seattle sessions.
I love my work, and I”ll write a lot about that here.
Other stuff about me: I’m passionate about my wife and family (hi Aim!) , ice hockey, skiing, and cross-fit.
Feel free to ping me on twitter (@jay_jamison) or find me on facebook (facebook.com/jay.jamison) or linkedin or whatever. Glad to meet you.