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Jim Curry

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

BuildGroup From 2015-04-01 (Current)
Rackspace From 2006-01-01 To 2015-03-31
Statement of Interest

This project looks interesting and want to follow where it goes! :)


Jim Curry is a co-founder of BuildGroup, a private investment firm that makes early-stage and growth equity investments in technology companies at the expansion stage.  BuildGroup’s model is based on a long-term investment approach that helps companies scale their current business while building the foundation for significant future growth.  BuildGroup was founded in Austin, TX in 2015 by an experienced team of operators and investors who seek like-minded entrepreneurs with a passion to collaborate and build.

Jim has over 15 years of high growth technology leadership experience.  Prior to BuildGroup, he spent nearly a decade at Rackspace as the SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development.  He focused on the key initiatives and strategic pivots required to maintain the company's long-term growth, through development of new businesses organically as well as through acquisitions.  This included managing Rackspace’s expansion into Asia, its launch into public cloud via acquisition of Slicehost, and the development of the private cloud business.  In 2010, Jim co-founded the OpenStack project and lead Rackspace's stewardship of the project until its transition to a foundation in 2012, at which point he served on the board.  Prior to Rackspace Jim had leadership roles at Dell, Bowstreet and Tivoli (both acquired by IBM).  Jim earned his MBA at Harvard and his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas.