Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Rainbird Technologies
A fountain of business knowledge and an accomplished technology innovator, James is an experienced entrepreneur and investor who has co-founded and exited a number of highly successful and disruptive tech companies over the last 20 years.
His portfolio includes work with both Global 250 organisations and state departments including the Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense.
As co-founder of Rainbird Technologies and now Executive Chairman, James combines his deep business intelligence to identifying unique opportunities for growth. The Rainbird platform comprises AI-powered automation technology to make business decision-making smarter and more efficient, delivery better customer outcomes.
“Founders are the accelerators of the UK economy, not just through their own businesses but by the way their innovation transforms and disrupts more traditional sectors,” he says. “AI-powered technologies are slated to double over the next 12 months and Rainbird is taking a leading role in the sector.”
James was recently awarded Barclay’s Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year for the East of England. Rainbird has been recognised with numerous accolades including the EDP Future 50, Everline Future 50, Tech Insider Best Technology Company and attended Techstars and Pitch10.
James prides himself on Rainbird’s strong company ethos: “Culture really does eat strategy for breakfast,” he says. “It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, if you don’t nurture your people and your culture, you can’t scale.”