Jim Jones

Managing Director

Mr. Jones’ experience has spanned all phases of venture capital, from seed and early stage investments to later stage and secondaries in venture- backed companies. Mr. Jones’ portfolio management includes more than $150 million of primary and secondary capital commitments. He has worked with industry-leading venture firms and driven strong returns for investors for most of the past two decades.

Prior to founding HighGear Ventures, Mr. Jones was Venture Partner with Industry Ventures, a leading venture capital secondary firm. Prior to Industry Ventures, Mr. Jones was a founding Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners (formerly known as Bank of America Venture Partners). Previously, Mr. Jones led product management, product marketing and business development groups at 3Com Corporation, where he managed a diverse $1.2 billion enterprise and consumer product line. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Jones was Sr. Product Line Manager at National Semiconductor, focused on enterprise communication technology.

Mr. Jones holds a BSEE from the University of California at Davis.