The CNBC Technology Executive Council Advisory Board consists of highly accomplished experts hailing from all corners of the tech world, cutting across a variety of industries and the public sector, with a significant technology pedigree. These thought leaders offer perspective on the most pressing technology issues and aid in the formation of the CNBC Technology Executive Council.
Technology Executive Council Advisory Board

Jim Breyer, Breyer Capital

Jim Breyer, Founder and CEO Breyer Capital.
Breyer Capital

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.