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James Higa

James Higa

Mentor-in-Residence, Index Ventures

At Index, James is helping startup founders think strategically about their products, services, operations, execution, and marketing. He also actively mentors portfolio companies with guidance about expanding internationally and implementing social impact programs. Previously, James was the senior director in the office of the CEO at Apple, where he reported directly to Steve Jobs. At Apple, he was a member of the original Macintosh team and played a key role in negotiating the company's iTunes agreements with record labels. James holds a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, where he has served on numerous boards.


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