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Jim Franklin

Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Board Member, Cloud Elements and Board Member, TapInfluence.

Board Member, Cloud Elements and Board Member, TapInfluence.

6 vouches

Involved In



Denver Software Club
CipherPoint Software, Inc.
Rockies Venture Club
AWhere, Inc.
Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements
ACLU of Colorado
AWhere, Inc.
The Founder Institute
Denver Software Club
CipherPoint Software, Inc.
Rockies Venture Club


Investor/Board member Parkifi December 2014 - present
Board member December 2014 - present
Board Member SlamData October 2014 - present
Board Member Cloud Elements July 2014 - present
Board Member ACLU of Colorado May 2014 - present
Board Member TapInfluence January 2014 - present
Investor BlogMutt 2011 - present
Executive Committee Member Startup Colorado 2011 - present
Board member AWhere, Inc. July 2010 - present
Mentor, Globally ranked #1 The Founder Institute July 2010 - present
Board Member Denver Software Club 2010 - present
Advisor CipherPoint Software, Inc. 2010 - present
Mentor TechStars May 2009 - present
Investor Orbotix 2009 - present
CEO SendGrid March 2011 - October 2014
Board Member Precog 2011 - 2013
Board member, former president Rockies Venture Club October 1992 - December 2011
VP, General Manager Oracle July 2007 - October 2010
VP General Manager Hyperion Solutions January 2007 - July 2007
CEO Decisioneering, Inc. July 2003 - January 2007
VP Crystal Ball Hyperion 2007 - 2007
CFO Vericept May 2001 - May 2003
Founder/CFO December 1999 - May 2001
VP Sales/CFO Decisioneering December 1994 - December 1999


The College of William and Mary Law, accounting & philosophy 1984 - 1992
The College of William and Mary - The Mason School of Business Venture Capital Entreprenuership 1984 - 1992
CASHS Latin 1980 - 1984

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Photos
  • • Content
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)

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Joshua Mollohan
Founder, The Founder Institute and Founder & Ceo, My FItOption Inc..
Jim is amazingly knowledgeable and very giving of his time. You would be lucky to have him.
Mike Stemple
Ideator @, award winning mentor & Director-Emeritus @ & Techstars, artist @, athlete, & proud veteran.
There are few people that have the right combination of intelligence, leadership ability, and energy to be able to take a young idea and gro ... w it it something important. Jim is one of these people. Not only is his knowledge and talents perfect for creating high growth companies, Jim is also an inspirer; to his team, his mentee's, his community, and luckily, to me. Jim is a true Professional Entrepreneur.
Denise Hulce
We worked together  •  Vice President of Sales & Business Development, SendGrid.
Jim has been deeply engrained in the Colorado startup technical community for over 20 years. He's a mentor and advisor for numerous startups ... and startup accelerators. He sits on the board of several local companies. He's an entrepreneur, a founder, and startup CEO. He has been the recipient of Colorado Technical Association's Community Connector of the Year award two years in a row. His depth of knowledge and passion about founding and running startups is enormous. He is one of the best advisors I've ever met.
Scott Yates
We worked together  •  Founder, blogmutt and Community Advisory Board member, KBDI. NYU grad. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
More energy, enthusiasm and understanding of startups than any one person should legally be allowed to possess.
Robb Kunz
Member of the Board of Directors, ISQ and Member of the Board of Directors,
Awesome and Smart as hell...and talk about "Give First", he does not preach it, he delivers it. I personally give him enormous credit for b ... uilding the entrepreneur ecosystem in Boulder...many do not appreciate that!
Rob Levy
Vice President, International and Operations, HomeAdvisor. President, Board Member, Investor, Sustainable Beverage Technologies.

Mike Stemple
We worked together  •  Ideator @, award winning mentor & Director-Emeritus @ & Techstars, artist @, athlete, & proud veteran.
Mike is an idea machine. He is not only a proven serial Entreprenuer but he has a methodology to make innovation a repeatable process. When ... I'm looking to do my next thing, Mike is on my short list of people to call. Mike is also a world-class communicator. His keynote speech about his personal story is one of the best I have ever heard.

Mark Solon
They're my investor  •  Managing Partner, TechStars and Co-founder, Managing Partner, Highway 12 Ventures.
Mark's hands on approach to working with startups is what helps him find the winners like Isaac at SendGrid. Mark was the first professiona ... l investor in SendGrid. Part of the success of the business is due to Mark's letting other great early stage investors into the deal (Dave McClure/Jeff Clavier). As we have grown, Mark has been helpful, but not intrusive in our business.

Denise Hulce
We worked together  •  Vice President of Sales & Business Development, SendGrid.
Denise is 3 for 3 in her startup experience. Having most recently been the key executive in charge of revenue as SendGrid has scaled from d ... ollar one to several tens of millions of dollars in ARR, Denise as both early stage and scale experience. As a key early executive, she also has highly cross functional experience and not just go-to-market.

Dan DeGolier, CPA
They're my friends  •  Fractional CFO. Founder of Ascent CFO Solutions. Board Member. Entrepreneur.
Dan has 20+ years in the start up ecosystem and knows how to work effectively with early stage companies.