Mr. Jim Huston is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Managing Director at Portland Seed Fund. He is also an Angel Investor. He is a tech industry veteran with close to 20 years of experience advising and investing in early stage technology companies around the world. Prior to his role as Managing Director for the Portland Seed Fund, Jim was the Managing Director at Blueprint Ventures, a Bay Area technology growth capital firm and Director of Strategic Investments at Intel Capital. While at Blueprint and Intel Capital, he led investments worth more than $67 Million in 19 companies which have returned more than 2.5 times invested capital. He currently sits on the boards of 4-Tell and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Jim has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a BS in engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching an MBA class on venture finance. When Jim's not helping entrepreneurs build their companies, he enjoys tennis and horseback riding with his wife, running with his dog, and cheering his two teenage children in their soccer pursuits.