About James Currier
NFX is a early stage venture capital firm, investing $1M- $3M for 15% of startups. We have a $150M fund and focus on companies that have — or could have — network effects. In May of 2019 we announced our second fund of $275M, also focused on seed stage. We focus on companies in the SF Bay Area and Israel. We USED to run an accelerator, but we stopped that in September 2017. We no longer run an accelerator program.
I co-founded four successful venture backed companies and another twenty MVP’s that we never venture funded.
Tickle, 1999 – 2006, funded by August Capital, acquired by Monster in 2004. One of the first social media sites. Psychological tests, social networking, matchmaking, ad network. We invented many of the viral growth techniques and data modeling subsequently used by the rest of the Internet. We registered 175 million users when the Internet was 600 million people, 18th largest website in the world.
WonderHill video games on the FB platform, 2008 – 2010, funded by CRV and Shasta. Merged with Kabam in 2010.
Iron Pearl, SaaS growth analytics, 2011-2013. Sold to Paypal in 2013.
Jiff, SaaS healthcare software for self insured employers, 2011 – 2017. Funded by Venrock, Rosemark, J&J, GE, Towers Watson, Aeris. Merged with Castlight Health in 2017.
Specialties: Growth 2.0, product strategy and development, networks, marketplaces, product marketing, consumer psychology, venture finance, business strategy.