James Li is the co-founder and CEO of Encore Alert--a machine intelligence platform that helps digital marketers at brands like IDEO, the Denver Broncos, and CEA identify and act on emerging trends, crises, and important people in their industry.
The company is venture-backed by top investors including 500 Startups and Washington DC's NextGen Angels. James was named the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year at Georgetown University, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, TechCocktail, Digiday, and Bloomberg.
Previously, James helped manage digital communications for the Small Business Administration, led fundraising and retention strategy for numerous DC-area nonprofits, and served as a speechwriting intern at the White House for Vice President Joe Biden. James earned his BA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University, where he won the Dean's Award and the Swift Glass Award for Innovation.
James and team at Encore are super smart, and they are go getters. They've overcome many challenges during the 500 Startups accelerator program and kept growing. I'd bet on James and team again any day.
CEO at @bunchlive . Previously founded @500-labs @boostable, @manifesthq and @nomadic-mentors . YC Alumnus, Endeavor Entrepreneur and Fulbright Scholar.
The first time I met James, I was impressed with his drive and intellectual curiosity and became a ready investor in Encore. He proved to be a capable leader at the helm of Encore, leading the company through multiple product iterations and ultimately a good outcome in the acquisition by Meltwater, where he continues to grow the business. I look forward to amazing things from James as he gets more and more successes under his belt.