James McLean

Jim is a co-founder of Silicon Valley Data Science. He is currently a Venture Partner at Crosslink Capital and has Board seats at Ayla, Coraid (observer), 365 Main. Prior to joining Crosslink, Jim was the head of US investing for 3i Ventures, a global venture capital fund. Jim’s track record in the venture industry spans nearly two decades with experience at several of the industry’s leading firms. Before 3i, he was a Partner at ComVentures. Previously, he was a founder of Bedrock Capital Partners where he led the Information Technology practice. Prior to Bedrock, he served as a Partner at Highland Capital Partners and as an Associate at Accel Partners.

Over his career, Jim has led a number of successful investments including UUNet (sold to Worldcom), Polycom (PLCM), Alantec (sold to Fore Systems), Centillion (sold to Nortel), Boston Communications Group (BCGI), NewCity (sold to Clear Channel), New Oak (sold to Nortel), Sonus (SONS), Arbinet (ARBX), Site Smith (sold to Metromedia) and V-Bits (sold to Cisco).

Jim began his career in the technology industry with positions at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, L.M. Ericsson and Network Equipment Technologies.

Sign up for our newsletter