James is a Founder Partner of Bestport and has extensive experience of Private Equity investing in the UK.
He began his career working in corporate finance for Oppenheimer in New York followed by a three year role in corporate strategy for Hutchison Whampoa in Hong Kong. He then spent six years engaged in corporate turnaround work for Postern before establishing Bamboo Investments PLC, raising £16 million to make early stage, high growth venture investments predominantly in the technology sector.
James has backed a number of successful businesses including Active Hotels Ltd, Dot Net Solutions, Bango.net and Dr Foster. In 2005 he, together with Ole Bettum, founded Bestport Ventures which has successfully raised and invested institutional and HNW Private Equity funds in over 15 companies.
James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Boston University.