Jim McLean is the founder of Silicon Valley Data Capital and a co-founder of Silicon Valley Data Science. Jim has over 20 years of successful venture capital investing focused on early stage, next-generation enterprise technology. 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. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and as S.B. Eng. Sci. from Harvard University.