Founding Managing Partner
Jim Scheinman is the Founding Managing Partner of Maven Ventures, the first seed venture fund and incubator focused exclusively on consumer software and mobile startups with hyper-growth potential. Jim has achieved 4 ‘unicorn’-level successes over the past 20 years as an investor and team member: Bebo ($850M sale to AOL), Tango ($1B+ valuation), NBCi ($6B IPO), and Cruise ($1B+ sale to GM), plus several other exits including Check’s acquisition by Intuit for $360M. Jim is one of the leading growth experts in Silicon Valley, a TED speaker, and a frequent presenter and judge at many startup conferences and events, as well as a highly engaged investor and mentor for all companies in the Maven portfolio. Jim has a BS in Neuropsychology from Duke University and earned a JD at the University of California Davis School of Law.