Jim Cohen '86

Jim is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fitz Gate Ventures, a venture capital fund investing primarily in early stage companies where a Princeton alum, faculty member or student is a founder or member of the senior management team. Through its 200+ Friends of Fitz network of alumni, faculty, administrators, trustees and students, the fund leverages the Princeton community to help it ferret out the best startups and then help its founders succeed. Fitz Gate’s portfolio companies have been profiled in the New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other news outlets. Firms that have co-invested or follow-on invested in Fitz Gate portfolio companies include Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round, Greycroft, General Catalyst, Tribeca, NY Life, Edison, Citi Ventures, Kevin Durant Co., Workbench and others. Fitz Gate invests alongside other world class VC funds but is also willing to lead and/or invest alone. Prior to co-founding Fitz Gate, Jim was the head of Corp Dev and M&A for an NYSE listed company, a partner in a private equity fund (Main Street Capital), a corporate lawyer (Simpson Thacher in NY and London) and an investment banker (Morgan Stanley in NY). Jim is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council of Princeton University.