Excelerate Lab Mentors

Jim Dugan

Jim Dugan

CEO/Managing Member
OCA Ventures
http://www.ocaventures.com

Jim Dugan is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of OCA Ventures. Prior to co-founding OCA Ventures in 2001, Jim oversaw the OCA Ventures Pledge Fund which made direct venture capital investments for the O'Connor Partners Investment Office. Jim has board responsibilities for EdMap, Midi, TDJM, Brickfish, Base 2 Capital, Techskills, Cleversafe and SumRidge. Jim has over 17 years of corporate finance, capital markets, and venture capital investment experience. Prior to forming OCA Ventures, Jim traded derivatives at the Chicago Board of Trade and worked in corporate finance with Continental Bank. While at Continental Bank, Jim participated in the structured financing of companies ranging in capital size from $10 million to several billion dollars and in the formation of a $150 million subsidiary to fund mezzanine debt and equity financings. Jim received a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and earned his MBA from Kellogg.