Board Of Directors
Managing Director, Florac
Founder and CEO, Tech Matters
Jim is a serial tech and social entrepreneur who has proven how technology can change entire fields in the social sector. He was the founder and CEO of Benetech for nearly 30 years, delivering large-scale change in partnership with hundreds of organizations as part of social enterprises addressing education, disability, human rights, and the environment. In addition, he has advised hundreds of diverse social enterprises on the use of technology and data.
Previously Jim founded two successful for-profit Silicon Valley tech companies in the machine learning/artificial intelligence field and is an active angel investor in and board member for several companies. Jim has been widely recognized for his social change work, including being selected as a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Award, and the Caltech Distinguished Alumni award.