Jim Demetriades is the Founder & CEO of Kairos Ventures, a venture capital firm that partners with universities to identify the world’s leading scientific discoveries and commercialize them.
Kairos, which Jim founded in 2015, is currently invested in more than 50 portfolio companies that are producing groundbreaking technologies with the potential to disrupt the industries in which they operate. Jim’s fervent belief is that the discoveries Kairos is bringing to life will not only improve lives, but also, ultimately, help restore a sense of hope.
Prior to founding Kairos, Jim founded SeeBeyond Technology Corp. in 1989 which he built into the world’s largest organically grown and self-funded integration software company whose technologies were used by thousands of global customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to large hospitals and healthcare systems. Under Jim’s leadership, SeeBeyond grew to over 1,600 employees with offices in 35 countries. After taking SeeBeyond public, the company was acquired in an all-cash transaction by Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) in 2005 for almost $400 million.
Jim also founded real estate development and management company, Multiversal, and his own unique children’s internet education media company, Inspero.net. He is currently on the boards of numerous technology companies across a variety of industries and is a Board Member of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.
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.