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Jim Kaplan

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founding Principal Investor, NextGen Venture Partners and Advisor, Ecovent.

Founding Principal Investor, NextGen Venture Partners and Advisor, Ecovent.

9 vouches

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Vanguard Global Realty


Advisor TripleMint February 2016 - present
Founding Principal Investor NextGen Venture Partners November 2015 - present
Advisor Ecovent October 2015 - present
Chief Investment Officer Chasella Capital Partners December 2012 - present
Managing Partner CHASELLA December 2011 - present
Member / Partner Kabro Associates LLC January 2002 - present


University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration Business Administration, Management and Operations 1995 - 1999

Interested In

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  • • Angel investing
  • • Real Estate Investing
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • Syndication
  • • Real Estate Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Smart Home
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel

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Philip Lang
They're my investor  •  Co-Founder, TripleMint. Previously Analyst, Macquarie Capital Partners. Yale grad.
Jim has been an advisor to my company for almost a year now and has been extremely helpful with advice in the real estate space.
Inder Comar
We worked together  •  Legal Director, Comar Law. Previously Associate Attorney, Latham & Watkins. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Highly experienced, amazingly analytical, great at aligning interests
Amanda von Goetz
We worked together  •  Co-founder, CEO, Thyme Labs Incorporated and Founder, AvG Digital. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
ANY startup would be lucky to work with Jim Kaplan; he is a fabulous advisor, team member and mentor. All of Jim's portfolio companies enjoy ... working with him tremendously. As an investor, he is the perfect support force, without micromanaging or interfering.
Frank Lee
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and COO, Head of Expansion, Bevi. Previously Corporate Finance, Instituto Infnet. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Simply put, Jim is the man! We have been fortunate enough to have him as a key advisor/investor to our team. Specifically, there are two cha ... racteristics that make Jim stand out as an individual. First, he is overwhelmingly generous in his willingness to help. Second, Jim has always followed through on his words. For example, our startup was expanding into a new city market earlier this year. Jim was one of the few people that proactively offered unconditional help to get us started. By leveraging his business relationships, Jim helped us set up a field office. When road blocks came up unexpectedly, Jim didn't leave us to solve them ourselves, but rather, he jumped right in to get things done. Thus, we are off to a great start in our city market expansion. To me, we always hope to have folks like Jim on our side, but it's almost always too rare. Jim is that rare individual.
Adam Katz
They're my friends  •  Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch. Previously Head of Channel and Segment Solutions - Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch.
Jim is a special guy. He cares deeply for people and his relationships are genuine and authentic. This sadly sets him apart from the pack.
David Walker
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CEO, TripleMint. Previously Director of Marketing, Yale grad.
Jim is a great investor because he believes in adding value beyond capital. He has deep market knowledge in real estate and adds tremendous ... value to the companies he invests in.
Rick Lackner
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development, Universal Signs. Previously General Manager / V.P Sales K.P. Signs, K.P Signs.
Jim is a great advisor because of his experience and his what I color the it factor! When you put the two together you in good hands with J ... im.
Dipul Patel
We worked together  •  CEO of ecoVent, TechStars and Co-Founder and CEO, ecovent Systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Jim is an advisor to our company. Since the first time I met him - he has blown my mind with his intelligence and empathy. Jim has been th ... rough it all, so he knows what I'm going through. He's always there for us. I'm a huge fan.
Dipul Patel
CEO of ecoVent, TechStars and Co-Founder and CEO, ecovent Systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
He's been through it all, and is always available. He's genuine, emphatic, and patient. He's been super helpful for us, and is always reac ... hing out to give ideas, or suggestions on other ways he can help. Jim is awesome.