MR. JAMES (JIM) HUNT
Founding Principal Blu Ventures
Mr. Hunt is a seasoned technology and investment professional with a principle focus on companies with technologies that can have a positive impact on operational efficiencies, particularly in the public sector markets.
Hunt began his career in Washington in the mid 70’s as a U.S. Government scientist. After eight years with the government, Hunt founded “BDS, Incorporated” where he served as CEO for ten years. In 1991, BDS was merged with BTG, Incorporated and Hunt assisted in the integration of the two companies. In 1992, BTG was taken public in a successful offering.
Subsequent to his tenure at BDS/BTG, Hunt went to Price Waterhouse where he created the firm’s system integration practice. After two years at PW, Hunt was recruited away with 17 PW colleagues and founded “Ernst & Young Technologies” (EYT), where he was CEO for eight years. EYT was subsequently sold to Cap Gemini and Hunt served as President of Cap Gemini Technologies for two years.
After leaving Cap Gemini Technologies, with two colleagues, Hunt founded “The MITA Group” – a Washington-based consultancy focused on public affairs and business strategy. MITA Group executives subsequently merged with other executives from a similar consultancy and formed “nextFEDERAL, Incorporated” where Hunt serves as Managing Partner.
Mr. Hunt began his angel investing activities in the mid 1990’s with five investments in area companies. Since those initial investments, Hunt has had over 15 successful exits, and now has an extensive portfolio of over thirty-five companies.
Hunt’s investments are in the area of cyber, data center management, social media, mobile applications, sensors and sensor management. Jim serves on the boards of Sensics, Interfolio, Information Security Corporation, iMove, videoNEXT, NextFED, Benchmark Intel, and SpotterRF.
As an active member in four angel groups and a consultant to two venture funds, Hunt spends a significant amount of his time scouting for world-class, game changing technology companies.
Hunt is also an Adjunct Professor at the McDonough School at Georgetown University and teaches cornerstone courses in business planning and entrepreneurship. As a board member of the not-for-profit Angel Resource Institute, Hunt has also created and taught courses to international angels and entrepreneurs and has successfully launched four overseas ventures in the past ten years, with particular emphasis on technology incubation in developing countries.
Hunt is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Rochester Institute of Technology and sits on the Notre Dame Engineering College Advisory Council. Additionally, Hunt is a past chairman of the Computing Industry Technology Association.
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