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James Morris

University Advisor at Diamondhead Ventures
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James Morris

University Advisor at Diamondhead Ventures

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University Advisor at Diamondhead Ventures

Venture Partner at Walden International LLC

Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

Managing Director, Executive Education at University of California - UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Venture Partner at Illuminate Ventures

Founding Member at Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh

Co-Founder at Splice Machine, Inc.

Associate Dean for Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University - School of Computer Science

University Advisor at Diamondhead Ventures

Dean of Engineering at University of California - Berkeley
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October 29, 2015
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January 23, 2014

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Educational Background

Ph.D Computer Science 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Career History

Professor
Current
The Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science is recognized around the world as a leader in all facets of computer science and robotics education. Respected international surveys have consistently ranked Carnegie Mellon's graduate programs in computer science among the best in the United States. The School of Computer Science remains a home for visionary leaders and legendary achievements in the field of computer science.
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University Advisor
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Diamondhead Ventures focuses on investments in early-stage technology companies that are developing disruptive technologies and have strong, defensible intellectual property. The firm focuses on technology opportunities related to information security, enterprise 2.0 and cross-discipline areas, such as computational biology. Diamondhead Ventures is particularly interested in identifying investment opportunities arising from leading research universities. The firm seeks spin-out opportunities that offer significant capital efficiency benefits by leveraging prior research and development efforts and that allow the firm to fund emerging technologies at a lower risk and a lower cost than typical early-stage opportunities. Diamondhead Ventures makes initial seed and Series A investments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. They will invest in a company prior to the full development of the technology and/or management team.
Dean-Chu West
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Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.
Professor
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University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Boards & Committees

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Member, Business Advisory Council
Current
Illuminate Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in US-based high growth, capital efficient high technology companies. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of Internet, SaaS, cloud computing, infrastructure, data analytics, security, IIoT, technology enabled services and mobile and wireless solutions. Illuminate Ventures is typically the first institutional investor at early stages, but they also invest at a point where established companies seeking for first equity financing. They invest in Series and Seed rounds by filling the gap between angel capital and larger funding rounds of traditional VCs. The firm is particularly interested in new and innovative business ideas led by committed, talented and diverse teams, particularly those that include women entrepreneurs. They also make co investments.
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Member, Board of Trustees
Current
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Ex Officio Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
The Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science is recognized around the world as a leader in all facets of computer science and robotics education. Respected international surveys have consistently ranked Carnegie Mellon's graduate programs in computer science among the best in the United States. The School of Computer Science remains a home for visionary leaders and legendary achievements in the field of computer science.

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