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im Jensen, a partner in Perkin Coie’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice and a leader of the firm’s China Emerging Company and the Investment Fund Formation practices in Silicon Valley, represents emerging companies, accelerators/incubators and venture capital funds in diverse industries, including clean technology (e.g., biofuels, LEDs, smart meters and solar), digital media, Internet, medical devices, mobile, security and software. He is a technology entrepreneur and has formed and run multiple e-commerce and other Internet companies, which gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as viewed through the eyes of entrepreneurs. He also represents traditional brick and mortar businesses that produce profits and cash flow, anathemas to Silicon Valley startup companies.
Jim has nearly 15 years of legal experience and has been involved in more than 250 investment and exit transactions during his legal career and, as importantly, a handful of exit or restructuring transactions as a business executive. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Jim managed hundreds of investment transactions as General Counsel, Emerging Markets, with VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital and private equity firm. He benefits his clients through his broad network of contacts in the angel investment and venture capital community.