James C. Anderson

General Partner  |  Foundation CapitalAnderson, James C

Education
BSEE and MSEE, Purdue University; MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Initiated Triangle
Purdue Chapter, 1969

Family
Wife – Nancy. Children: Lee, Cole, Skyler, and Paige

Experience
Before working to build Foundation Capital, Jim was one of the founding partners at Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre in 1980. Now, he’s able to look back on a career that has included early-stage investments in a host of companies that have grown to become some of the largest players in communications, computer systems and software. Jim has further helped to nurture that growth by serving on the boards of Auspex Systems, 3Com, Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, Network Equipment Technology and Kalpana. The knowledge of operations that has informed his venture capital decisions was initially gained in Hewlett-Packard’s Computer Systems Group, where Jim held various marketing management positions.

In recent years, to serve interests beyond the realm of start-up enterprises, Jim has created Legacy Venture, which is an exciting new venture vehicle to encourage high-impact philanthropy.

Inducted
2001