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Jim Kim

Jim Kim


LinkedIn: www.builders.vc
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 05, 2019
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Type of investor Early stage VC
Typical investment size More than $2.5M
Typical investments in a year 10
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Credentials Accredited Investor

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Jim Kim is a founding member and General Partner at Builders VC, where he enjoys partnering with entrepreneurs, working on transformative ideas, contrarian approaches in companies, and fixing antiquated industries, needed for modern society. Prior to Builders, Jim founded Formation 8 and served as its Managing Partner. He currently serves on the boards of Bowers & Wilkins (EVA Automation), Bolt Threads, Fieldwire, Bowery Valuation, and Notable Labs.

Jim also formerly served as a General Partner at Khosla Ventures and a Senior Partner at CMEA Capital. Jim began his career by founding GE’s Venture Capital effort and leading investments in China High Speed Transmission, and ComScore.
Jim received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT, where he also founded a venture-backed Internet infrastructure start-up with fellow Course 6 students. He also holds a Masters Degree in Quantitative Data Analysis from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


Jim enjoys kung-fu, tai chi, making wine (DJK Lei & Kukui), and fishing, and he hopes to see the U.S. Soccer team win a World Cup in his lifetime.