Jim Breyer is the founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. He has been an early investor in more than 40 technology companies that have completed highly successful public offerings or mergers. As a lead investor and director, many of these investments returned well over 100 times their cost, and over a dozen more have returned well over 25 times their cost.
Breyer is also the co-chairman of Beijing-based IDG Capital, with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai. IDG Capital was the first firm to bring venture capital into China, and Breyer has a long track record of successfully investing in China and partnering with leading Chinese entrepreneurs.
Over the past several years, he has developed a deep personal and investment interest in long-term oriented entrepreneurs and teams working in artificial/augmented intelligence and human-assisted intelligence, and he has made numerous investments in this space.
Breyer currently serves on the board of directors of Blackstone and has previously served as a investor/lead director at 21st Century Fox, Dell, Etsy, Facebook, Marvel Entertainment, Wal-Mart and many other highly successful companies. He is currently the chairman of the advisory board at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He is a Fellow of Harvard Corp., Harvard's senior governing board; a member of Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors, a member of Harvard University's Global Advisory Council since inception; a founding member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Stanford's School of Engineering and a chairman of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, as well as a founding member of The Stanford University Human Assisted Intelligence Program, which was launched in March 2019.
In addition, Breyer is a longtime active volunteer as a trustee of SFMOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in San Francisco; the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and Stanford's Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.