Jim Adler from Toyota AI Ventures

Jim Adler

Founding Managing Director & Board Member at Toyota AI Ventures

Los Altos, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

— entrepreneur · investor · executive · data geek · privacy thinker · former rocket engineer — I'm a business executive, serial entrepreneur, and thinker on data analytics and privacy. I've founded companies, defined vision and strategy, led teams, developed technology, and built products. I regularly write and speak on these topics at industry conferences, government agencies, and leading academic institutions. Most recently, I was at Microsoft by acquisition of Metanautix, where I led products and marketing. Metanautix was a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday. I also serve on the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer. Before Metanautix, I was the first Vice President of Data Systems and Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius (acquired by H.I.G. Capital). During my nearly five years at Intelius, the company spun out the employment screening business, Talentwise, which was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions. I came to Intelius through acquisition of the identity theft business that grew out of VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections, where I was Founder and CEO. VoteHere raised over $25 million in venture capital including strategic investments from Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Entrust.

Interesting Factoid

Never met a metaphor I didn't like


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What I Do  


Professional Experience

Toyota Financial Savings Bank

Board Member

2019 - Present
Toyota Financial Savings Bank (TFSB) is an FDIC member bank chartered for consumer/commercial loans, savings deposits, money market, and NOW accounts.

Member, Investment Committee (part-time)

2018 - Present
Independent investment committee member of JetBlue Technology Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU).
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What Inspires Me  

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Sports, Teams, Athletes

Seattle Seahawks

Education  

School

B.S-High Honors, Electrical Engineering

UCSD

M.S. – Master of Science, Computer Science and Engineering