Jim Long is CEO of Didja, Inc. a streaming TV platform & consumer apps company focused on the virtual antenna TV market (LocalBTV). Jim also does advising and Board seats. Recent boards includes Rev Genomics (Genetic engineering of high value crops); The Cube Network (Enterprise Events & Video Marketing) and Pops Worldwide (Vietnam based Youtube MCN, largest digital media company in southeast Asia).
Just prior to Didja, Jim was a Partner with Gabriel Ventures. Jim has many years of experience and success in building businesses in the high technology industry, as well as in developing new technologies and patents for the Internet and PC environments.
He has been a co-founder or CEO in such companies as Veritas (IPO: VRTS), Ruckus Wireless (IPO: RKUS), Starlight Networks (invented “Streaming” and sold to Picturetel), Linkware (sold to Ungermann-Bass) and RioPort (Digital Music pioneer merged with Ecast). Jim has been an angel investor or adviser or part-time exec to others such as Chegg (IPO: CHGG), TiMetra (sold to Alcatel), Applied Microcircuits (IPO:AMCC) and Jibe Networks (sold to Citrix).
Previously Jim worked for Adler Ventures, Hewlett Packard (invented world’s first presentation graphics program) and BCG and received a BS:EECS from UC-Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard. Jim enjoys hiking/backpacking, skiing, and flying and spending time with family & friends.