When: Tue November 27, 2012 10:00 am
Organization: New England Venture Capital Association
Location: Voltage Coffee & Art - 295 3rd St., Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Coffee Connect with a VC: North Bridge's Jamie Goldstein on "What VCs Look For"
Jamie Goldstein is a Partner investing mainly in communications and infrastructure but as in his earlier entrepreneurial career, he is willing to reach into various sectors to grab the intriguing idea.
When the founding North Bridge team recruited Jamie Goldstein in 1998, he became the first of a new generation of investors at the company. Jamie's venture interests are diverse: data center infrastructure, wired and wireless communications technologies and advanced materials.
As part of his professional entrepreneurial success story, he co-founded PureSpeech, a venture-backed speech recognition software and applications company targeting service providers and enterprise call centers. Jamie served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, driving revenue through OEM relationships with leading PC manufacturers and voice services platform providers. PureSpeech was acquired by Voice Control Systems [NASDAQ: VCSI] and subsequently sold to Nuance [NASDAQ: NUAN]. Previously, Jamie was an early employee with Symmetrix, a provider of manufacturing execution software that helped old-line manufacturing companies streamline their operations. Symmetrix grew to nearly 200 employees before its acquisition by SAIC. During business school, he co-founded WattsUp?, a company selling consumer electricity meters that remains in business today.
Jamie grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is President of the Board of the New England Venture Capital Association. He is actively involved in the MIT Deshpande Center for Innovation, serves as a judge for the MIT 100K Business Plan Contest, and a Trustee of the MATCH School, a Boston-area Charter school.