North Bridge Venture Partners
Jamie Goldstein is an experienced founder and investor in early stage companies. His interests are diverse and include data center infrastructure, wired and wireless communications technologies, and enterprise software. As an investor, Jamie believes that the best way to build successful companies is to be an active contributor from the beginning—at inception.
Jamie has been an investing partner for 18 years at North Bridge Venture Partners headquartered in Waltham, MA and has been instrumental in the formation and successful growth of many companies. Active investments include, Actifio (copy data virtualization), Plexxi (simplified data networking), Layer3 TV (next-generation cable), QD Vision (quantum dot display materials), and O3b Networks (international satellite company providing internet and mobile capability to billions of people in more than 180 countries). Jamie is also an active individual investor. His most recent notable investments include DipJar and Desktop Metal.
As part of his professional entrepreneurial success story, Jamie co-founded PureSpeech, a venture-backed speech recognition software and applications company targeting service providers and enterprise call centers. Jamie served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, driving revenue through OEM relationships with leading PC manufacturers and voice services platform providers. PureSpeech was acquired by Voice Control Systems [NASDAQ: VCSI] and subsequently sold to Nuance [NASDAQ: NUAN]. During business school, he co-founded WattsUp?, a company selling consumer electricity meters that remains in business today.
Jamie grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He served as both Chairman and President of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and served as Chairman and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Match Education, a leading charter school and innovative education reform organization. Jamie is also actively involved in the MIT Deshpande Center for Innovation and he serves as a member of the Verizon 5G forum. He is the co-founder and featured speaker of StartMIT, the boot camp for MIT student entrepreneurs.
Jamie is an avid skier, snow boarder, and mountain biker and spends his weekends chasing his three boys around various athletic fields.