James D. III & James D. Robinson
They’re father and son investors, and cofounders of RRE Ventures (with Stuart Ellman). James D. III (Cofounder and General Partner) was CEO of American Express, then The Coca-Cola Company, where he 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.” He left in 1993 and cofounded RRE with son James (Jim) D. Robinson (Cofounder and Managing Partner), who has led investments in and served on the boards of more than 40 technology companies, and has also been ranked 45th in Forbes Midas List Top 100 VC’s. The firm has made 230+ investments, from BuzzFeed to Quirky, from Floored to Paperless Post. Which qualifies them as a dynasty on the New York business landscape.
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