Relentless ,focused , obsessed Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Investor, Keynote speaker and critical thinker.
James J. Sowers , or "JJ” for short, is a Korean-American businessman , executive producer and Investor. He is a former singer/songwriter who was abandoned at birth and had his music career tragically ended by a reckless driver in a car accident.
James has been featured in Huffington post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fuel for Startups and Equites Magazine. He has been a feature speaker at MIT, Stanford , Berkeley ,Opal , Linkbridge annual investors meeting and Various startup and family office conferences. His writings have been published in ICO Crowd magazine and various crypto currency and blockchain publications. James is a mentor at Stanford for CS359B decentralized applications for the blockchain and at the top tier Alchemist accelerator in Silicon Valley and Cannabis accelerator CanopyBoulder. He is a Director at GreaterGoodSociety and an advisor at CHTA ventures.
In addition to being a prolific investor
James performed the original rap song “she’s A Tease” at the world famous Apollo Theatre while he was still a teenager .
Um sweet thing charted #1 on internet radio from the debut album Notice me in Renegade Records.
James Overcame being an orphan by becoming an avid reader of biographies of successful individuals from a young age. He started modeling these individuals and began saving and investing as a young boy. In 2012 career as a singer songwriter came to a halt due to injuries sustained by a careless individual running a red light in a car accident. Not one to be deterred by circumstances continues to move forward in his progress to recovering. Currently working on projects that will allow any one regardless of race or background to build the life they imagine free from social and economic circumstances in a world were bias due to race and gender would no longer exsist
James was named a top 50 Angel Investor by Forbes. As an entrepreneur, author, and Forbes top 50 Angel investor, James frequently speaks about exponential technologies and startup investing.