James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has led Balderton's investments in a number of sectors and geographies, with a specific focus on security, enterprise and healthtech. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Sophia Genetics (Nasdaq-listed $SOPH), Depop (acquired by Etsy), GoCardless and Kaia Health, and has been involved in the sale of companies to Amazon, Epic Games & Elastic.
Prior to joining Balderton, James helped to launch and run one of the UK's first social venture funds, providing support and capital to social enterprises. He has worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
As well as the professional experiences above, James is a trustee at Dot.Everyone, a charity that advocates for responsible approaches to using new technologies, and served in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament.
James has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and has lectured for the University on aspects of responsible capitalism and the social impact of technology.
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