Jim Demetriades - Sienza Energy Board Member

Jim Demetriades

Board Member

Jim Demetriades is a lifelong inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. With only $5,000, he started his own software company, SeeBeyond, at the age of 26, and cultivated it into the world’s largest organically-grown integration software company, whose products were ranked #1 globally by the Gartner Group. Jim grew SeeBeyond to 1,600 employees with offices in 35 countries that served companies including GM, Porsche, BMW, Pepsi, NY Columbia Presbyterian, JP Morgan Chase, Unilever, Air Liquide, the British NHS, Aetna, the Cleveland Clinic, and about 10,000 other customers. He took the company public in 2000 and in 2005, he successfully sold the company to Sun Microsystems, a subsidiary of Oracle, for $386 million. Jim went on to found and manage Kairos Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles, CA that works closely with the world’s leading universities and research institutions to identify and support the commercialization of transformative technologies. Kairos invests in patented scientific advances in life sciences and engineering that have the potential to deliver substantial impact for our world and remarkable returns for our Investors. In addition to providing capital, Kairos supports our portfolio of companies with the professional business and scientific expertise to maximize their potential from early seed through incubation and growth. Jim also serves on boards of numerous technology companies in a variety of industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with a second major in Computer Science and minors in Marketing and Mathematics, from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.