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James J. Bochnowski

James J. Bochnowski
General Partner

James J. Bochnowski

Jim founded Delphi Ventures in 1988. His focus is on medical devices and biotechnology.

Jim began investing in medical companies in 1981 after co-founding Technology Venture Investors, a private venture capital partnership. Since 1984, he has focused exclusively on healthcare investments.

From 1976 to 1980, Jim was with Shugart Associates, a venture-backed disk drive company. As President and CEO, he led Shugart to increasing profitability, with annual revenues growing from $13 million to $200 million. Shugart was acquired by Xerox in 1979.

From 1972 to 1976, Jim was a general partner with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette's (DLJ) venture capital arm, the Sprout Capital Group. Prior to that, he served as a securities analyst with DLJ.

Trained as an aerospace engineer at MIT, Jim served as an Army officer and a missile systems engineer with the U.S. Army Missile Intelligence Directorate, serves on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a member of the Harvard School of Public Health's Health Policy and Management Executive Council. Jim was a director of the Western Association of Venture Capital.


  • MBA with Distinction, Harvard University Graduate School of Business
  • BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc., (AMEV) a.b. Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)
  • Ascent Healthcare Solutions, Inc. a.b. Stryker (SYK)
  • Avicenna Systems Corp., a.b. WebMD Corp. (HLTH)
  • CollaGenex Pharmaecuticals, Inc. (CGPI) a.b. Galderma Pharma, S.A.
  • Elenza, Inc.
  • Exogen, Inc. (EXGN) a.b. Smith & Nephew, Inc. (SNS)
  • ImmuLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMUL)
  • Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc. a.b. Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
  • Micro Interventional Systems, Inc. a.b. Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)
  • MicroVention, Inc. a.b. Terumo Corporation
  • Natus Medical, Inc. (BABY)
  • PixelOptics, Inc.
  • Sequent Medical, Inc.
  • Synaptics, Inc. (SYNA)
  • SynergEyes, Inc.