Jim Stratigos, a FOCUS Senior Advisor, is president of Broadband Strategies and is an active angel investor, mentor and advisor to a variety of early-stage technology companies. He has more than 35 years of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and industry leader. At Broadband Strategies, Jim has advised private companies and venture capital firms in the telecommunications, wireless, semiconductor and energy industries. Jim’s career includes CEO, executive management, marketing, and engineering positions in semiconductor, wireless and satellite technology companies, including JMD, Echostar, AT&T, Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola. He has been a founder or CEO of four technology companies and was directly involved in raising more than $75 million in venture capital.
Most recently, Jim was the CEO of Jacket Micro Devices (JMD), a pioneer in the developement of embedded passive technology for wireless semiconductors. Before joining JMD in 2004, Jim was an advisor and fellow at Georgia Tech’s Venture Lab, where he evaluated commercialization opportunities for research created at Georgia Tech. Venture Lab is a component of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, the longest running and most successful university technology incubator in the country.
In 1995, Jim founded Media4, a pioneer in the development of Internet over satellite technology. After managing a successful acquisition by Echostar in 1999, he remained with the company as vice president and general manager of Echostar Data Networks where he led Echostar’s efforts in broadband satellite networks and advanced set-top development.
In 1983, Jim co-founded Tridom Corporation, an early developer of interactive satellite technology, which was sold to AT&T in 1988. He remained with AT&T, serving in various executive positions until 1993. Jim has also held senior development and management positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Georgia Tech Research Institute and Motorola.
Jim is active in the Atlanta high tech community and is a founding member of Atlanta Technology Angels, an Atlanta-based, early stage investment group. He also serves on the advisory boards of several portfolio companies and is past chairman of Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jim earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974, and a master's degree in electrical engineering, also from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980. Jim is a member of the IEEE, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board and a member of the Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni.
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