Updata Partners, a Washington, DC-based growth equity investment firm focused on B2B software companies, today announced Jim Liang, formerly an Operating Advisor with the firm, has assumed a broader role as Operating Partner.
As an Operating Partner, Liang will work closely with Updata portfolio companies where he will focus on board-level management and will undertake specific initiatives to help enhance enterprise value across the portfolio.
Liang is active as an investor and director for several early stage technology companies. He has been Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development at Amdocs, where he led all corporate strategic planning and acquisition activities. Before that, Liang was VP, Strategy – Global Technology Services (GTS), IBM’s $30 billion revenue technology services division, leading initiatives to drive global growth. Prior to his roles as an operator, he had a distinguished investment banking career, culminating with his role as Head of Global Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, advising the world’s best-known technology companies on transactions worth more than $45 billion in aggregate value.
Liang earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and obtained his BS in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Brown University.
Updata is currently investing out of Updata Partners VI, L.P., and continues to back businesses with demonstrated product/market fit, proven go to market capabilities, and outstanding leadership teams.