Investment Professionals

James Newell

James Newell


Vice President

James Newell joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in September of 2009. He focuses primarily on later-stage investments in high growth companies across a variety of sectors including enterprise software, Internet, and mobile.

James worked on IVP’s investments in Carbonite (CARB), KAYAK (PCLN), LivingSocial, LegalZoom, and Prosper, and is actively involved with Domo, DoubleVerify, and General Assembly.

James previously worked with Maveron, a leading consumer focused venture firm based in Seattle and San Francisco and in business development for Zulily, a Maveron portfolio company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking group of Bank of America Securities and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While with Bank of America, James was involved in strategic and financing transactions for a variety of companies including Aricent, AOL, Corel, Open Text, RF Micro Devices, SGI, Symantec, Tibco and VMware.

James earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

James' recent writing:

  • Blog Post: Need a Great Job? General Assembly Can Get You One - 3/7/2014
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