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Elevator Profile: Investing in the “Future of Work” with James Cham of Bloomberg Beta

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-05-13

The Elevator Profile introduces you to the world's top technology game-changers in the same time it takes to give your elevator pitch. Watch and listen to their insights to enhance your entrepreneurial journey.

Today's profile features James Cham, Partner at Bloomberg Beta, a new $75 million fund backed by Bloomberg L.P. Previously, James was a Principal at Trinity Ventures and a VP at Bessemer Venture Partners, investing in consumer services, enterprise software and digital media companies. While at Bessemer, James was a board member at CrowdFlower and Open Candy, and observer at LifeLock, ReputationDefender, and BillShrink.

James will also be on the investor panel at the 15th Founder Showcase, Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage pitch competition, taking place on Thursday, May 15th in Mountain View. Tickets are running out, so get yours today.

Below, James describes what he calls the "future of work" and how founders are at the heart of his investment strategy;

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