The Money Book: James Gauer


Palomar Ventures

Managing Director

Years with firm: 18

James Gauer has produced well over $1 billion in gains for his investors during his career. Prior to forming Palomar, Gauer led early stage IT investments as general partner for Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. With experience as chief executive of several successful companies in both the United States and Europe, he combines a strong technical and management background with an outstanding record as an investment professional to guide and oversee the investment strategy for the Palomar fund. He serves on the board of Ace Metrix, Biscotti, and Damballa. Apart from his professional work, Gauer places a high priority on community involvement, with a philanthropic emphasis ranging from underprivileged and foster youth to research work for cancer and mental health to environmental protection and civil liberties. Gauer holds a BA in mathematics from UCLA.

Industry specialization: Information technology.

Deal range: $2 million to $5 million.

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