James A. Moore » Founder & Managing Partner, J. Moore Partners


With more than 10-years of operational experience in the software industry, along with two decades spent on Wall Street, Jim brings unrivaled insight to every phase of the business life cycle, from start-up to established public company. In the course of his career, he has raised more than $4 billion for clients in America, Europe, Israel and Asia.

From his work as an analyst and investor, Jim has gained a deep understanding of fundamental technology trends, including big data, cloud and mobile computing, social media, enterprise software and healthcare IT. He also has unmatched transactional expertise by virtue of his extensive involvement with hundreds of M&As, IPOs, follow-on offerings, private placements and the like.

Jim keeps up his “hands on” knowledge of the operational side of companies through his investment and close mentoring of tech startups, from advisement on business plans and financial structuring to development of teams and products. He is currently working with companies in cloud computing, social gaming, ecommerce and new media.

Prior to establishing J. Moore in 2008, Jim was managing director of North Point Advisors, an M&A firm which he helped grow to the $9 billion transaction level. Before that, he was a partner at Alex. Brown, and then, following its acquisition by Deutsche Bank, served as managing director of technology research. Among the companies he followed as an analyst were such industry giants as Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon and SAP.

Jim arrived on Wall Street in the early 1990s after ten years of experience in technical and operational positions with various software companies. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist and Forbes. He has also been a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg News.

Jim holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives with his family in San Francisco. Outside of work and home, he has a keen interest in programs to improve math and science education for intermediate and high school students. He was recognized as Man of the Year by the San Francisco YMCA for his dedication to helping underserved youth in the community.

Jim holds his Series 7, 63 and 79 Securities Registrations.