Mr. James Joaquin is a Co-Founder and serves as the Managing Director at Obvious Ventures. He also serves as Board Member at Enervee & Incredible. He also serves as Senior Advisor at Kairos Society. He is a Board Member of Joy. He served as a Partner at Catamount Ventures. He joined the Catamount team in 2011, and has been working closely with the firm as an investor. James brings several years of experience building technology companies as a leader and an investor. His consumer marketing and trend-spotting expertise have helped create new categories such as online photography, web-based calendaring and the Personal Digital Assistant. While studying computer science at Brown University in the 80's, James co-founded Clearview Software, a company later acquired by Apple. After 6 years at Apple in engineering and marketing roles, James co-founded When.com, an Internet calendar and events service that was acquired by America Online. After that successful acquisition, James was President and CEO of Ofoto. The service was acquired by Kodak in 2001 and James led the subsidiary to global market leadership thanks to over 20 million happy Ofoto users. His operating experience includes online payments as the former CEO of Xoom.com, and consumer cloud services, as the former CEO of Xmarks and current Chairman of Pixelpipe. James is a passionate investor, with an eye toward finding and growing insanely great consumer products and services. As a Venture Partner at Bridgescale, a growth equity investment firm, he played a key role in three investments: Snapvine (acquired by Whitepages.com), IMVU, and Plum Organics. More recently James worked closely with Mitch Kapor as an advisor to Kapor Capital. The Catamount core value to make the world a better place is preached and practiced by James. He is an angel investor in eco-centric companies across energy, transportation, and media. He served as a Board Member at Plum.