JAMES WISE

Partner

James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has led Balderton's investments in a number of sectors and geographies, covering healthtech, manufacturing, mobile productivity, developer tools and virtual and augmented reality. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Sophia Genetics, Sunrise ( acquired by Microsoft ), Cloud9IDE ( acquired by Amazon ), 3DHubs, Sketchfab and Crowdcube.

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 with a special focus on the education, healthcare and financial sectors. Before this James worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Atomico Ventures, the Guardian Media Group and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

As well as the professional experiences above, James has worked as an adviser to a number of start-ups and social enterprises, and in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament.

James has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and occasionally lectures for the University on aspects of responsible capitalism and the social impact of technology.

Contact

jwise@balderton.com 
T. +44 (0)20 7016 6800 

Executive assistant

Amanda Aust
aaust@balderton.com

Board positions

3D Hubs

3D Hubs is an online 3D printing service platform, facilitating transactions between 3D printing services (Hubs) and engineering/product designers that want to make 3D prints.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

Amsterdam, Netherlands

PARTNERS

James Wise

Depop

Depop is a peer-to-peer social shoping app that allows creative entrepreneurs to build a social shopping network.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

London, United Kingdom

PARTNERS

James Wise

Kaia Health

Digital therapeutics company

FOUNDED

Munich, Germany

PARTNERS

James Wise

Pusher

Pusher is a developer tools company that makes realtime APIs powering communication and collaboration apps all over the world. Worldwide developers, from one-person operations to multi-national brands, use Pushers' APIs for in-app notifications, activity streams, chat, dashboards, collaboration features and much more.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

London, United Kingdom

PARTNERS

James Wise

Sketchfab

Sketchfab is a platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content online and in VR.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

Paris, France

PARTNERS

James Wise

Sophia Genetics

Sophia Genetics is a tech company that created SOPHiA AI to help healthcare professionals better diagnose and treat patients.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

Lausanne, Switzerland

PARTNERS

James Wise

Other related investments

Crowdcube

Crowdcube is a platform that allows entrepreneurs to raise money from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

Exeter, United Kingdom

Cloud9

Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) now integrated into Amazon Web Services.

STATUS

Exited

FOUNDED

San Francisco, United States

GoCardless

GoCardless is an online direct debit provider that makes collecting payments easy, from individuals to multi-national corporations.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

London, United Kingdom

MyTomorrows

myTomorrows is an online platform that enables its users to obtain healthcare services in the form of diagnostic tests and drugs.

STATUS

Live

FOUNDED

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PARTNERS

James Wise

Sunrise

Sunrise is a free calendar app specifically designed to make your life easier. Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac & Web. Acquired by Microsoft in 2015.

STATUS

Exited

FOUNDED

Paris, France

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