James D Robinson III
Co-Founder & General Partner, RRE Ventures
James D. Robinson III is a Founding General Partner at Prior to RRE, Robinson served as Chairman & CEO of American Express, a position he held for 16 years. As CEO, Robinson helped the company acquire additional companies, a business strategy that Businessweek reported as, “Widely considered the most successful financial services diversification drive of the 1980s.” After faring many tumultuous years with the company, Robinson left in 1993.
In 1994, Robinson founded RRE. The firm currently has $850 million in assets under management.
Robinson has stayed active in the technology and venture capital industries, serving on the boards of investment firms On Deck Capital, PrimeRevenue, Inc., Revolution Money, SkyGrid and all private companies in RRE’s portfolio.
Robinson is a member of the Business Council, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Committee for Economic Development. He is a chairman of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Business Roundtable and the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Robinson is also Chairman Emeritus of the World Travel and Tourism Council and an honorary trustee of the Brookings Institution.
Selected Investments/Boards: SkyGrid, Archex, Visiprise, American Express, K2 Global
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