JimMoeller
James H. Moeller
3712 Woodland Trail
Eagan, MN 55123-2406
Phone: 651-454-4123
E-mail: Jim.Moeller -at- MoellerVentures.com
 
SUMMARY:

Executive-level expertise in the analysis and strategy of businesses, markets, technology, and finance combined with demonstrated proficiency of the latest practices and tools in analytics and data science to deliver projects with superior insights and actionable results. This combination is a requirement for today's intelligence-based business development projects where the generation of relevant data and information far exceed an individual's processing ability. Cross-disciplinary experience spanning consulting, investment banking, technology, and engineering, also enable proven capabilities to provide the correct strategic context to analytical projects so as to produce exceptional value.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Moeller Ventures LLC, Eagan, MN, 3/2002 - present
Managing Partner:
  • Provide customized consulting services leveraging analytics and data science tools, for data integration and intelligence mining, aimed at projects focused on intellectual property research, market analysis, and business development. Executed project domains have covered medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, digital and connected health, wearables, telemedicine, IoT (Internet-of-Things), and wireless communications. Examples of recent projects include the following.
  • Intellectual Property Commercialization Assessments for NIH Funded Start-ups: Provide IP commercialization assessments using the Patsnap IP analytics platform for National Institute of Health funded life science companies in sectors spanning medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, digital health, and software.
  • Intellectual Property Analytics Project for Rheos Medicines: Provided Jupyter data science notebooks, utilizing Google’s BigQuery data warehouse and the Google patents database, that search for human gene related patents and then secondarily link those patents to chemical compounds in the SureChEMBL database.
  • Conference Presenter: Presented intellectual property landscapes and market analysis at the 2020 University of Minnesota, Design of Medical Devices Conference (Wearable Medical Technology section) and the 2019 IoT Fuse Conference.
  • Research & Business Development Projects: Executed projects for a variety of clients spanning IP law firms, technology companies, post-secondary educational institutions, and venture capital firms for clients such as Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, Digi-Key Corporation, the University of Minnesota, and Crescendo Ventures.
City of Eagan Technology Working Group, Eagan, MN, 8/2005 - present
Committee Member:
  • Committee member helping analyze technology issues that come before the City Council, including IoT (Internet-of-Things) smart city technology, data center / carrier hotel infrastructure, fiber and cable broadband communications, WiFi, and DSL.
  • The efforts of the Tech Working Group resulted in broader availability of higher-speed broadband cable, DSL, and fiber, as well as attracting a privately-owned carrier hotel / data center located in Eagan and owned by DataBank Ltd (http://www.databank.com/data_center_properties.html).
  • See the Star Tribune article entitled “Eagan lands a major data center” (http://www.startribune.com/eagan-lands-a-major-data-center/264998751/).
Devpeak Technologies LLC, Eagan, MN, 9/2009 - 9/2012
Founder:
  • Provided enabling technology solutions to electronic product designers pursuing early Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications and printed circuit board (PCB) projects, including an embeddable internet server based on Microchip’s PIC18F97J60 microcontroller and an online marketplace for CAD electronic component models.
RBC Capital Markets, Minneapolis, MN, 2/1997 – 2/2002
Director / Senior Wireless Technology Analyst: 6/2000 – 2/2002
  • Lead analyst in setting strategy for the wireless communications group.
  • Covered wireless infrastructure, microwave broadband wireless, RF (radio frequency) semiconductors and the B2B wireless Internet (the early IoT marketplace). 
  • Responsibilities included due diligence for the investment banking and research departments, authoring frequent company and industry reports, and seminars to institutional investors and venture capitalists.
  • As part of Dain Rauscher Wessels and Wessels, Arnold, & Henderson (prior to the acquisitions by Dain Rauscher and RBC), was the lead analyst on numerous IPOs and secondary stock offerings including the IPO of Aironet (an early 802.11 WiFi wireless LAN company), going public in July of 1999 (valuation ~$150 million) and subsequently sold to Cisco in March of 2000 for ~$1.4 billion. The firm's most successful wireless transaction.
ADC Telecommunications Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 2/94 - 1/97
Senior Communications Project Engineer
  • Senior project engineer responsible for leading research, development, and system integration of ADC’s multi-unit dwelling subscriber-termination telecommunication products.
PAPERS & REPORTS:
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
 
SKILLS & CAPABILITIES:
Business Development Strategy, Market Research, Technology Strategy, Financial Analysis, Innovation and Development Strategy, Data Science and Data Analytics Analysis, Intellectual Property Evaluation, Patent Research, Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence, Capital Markets Strategy, Venture Capital Strategy, IoT (Internet-of-Things) Strategy and Technology Analysis, Wireless Technology Assessment, Broadband Wireline Analysis.
 
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
University of Minnesota – Coursera Online
Professional Certificate in Healthcare Marketplace Specialization – Completed September 2020.
University of California, Berkeley – edX
Professional Certificate in Foundations of Data Science – Completed August 2019.
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/196f43cf947e4e98889081684c394744
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/5867f160969f4f5c8393abeba9168215
Credential: https://courses.edx.org/certificates/f1eb77ad0c244217a8dbee8f62afdb16
Udemy Online
Machine Learning, Data Science and Deep Learning with Python by Frank Kane – In progress.
Data Science A-Z™: Real-Life Data Science by Kirill Eremenko – Completed January 2019.
Credential: https://www.udemy.com/certificate/UC-4PI560Z7/
Coursera Online
Machine Learning by Andrew Ng, Stanford University - Completed December 2018.
Credential: https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/verify/BFTCXW3FPD23
U.S Registered Patent Agent
Patent Bar passed July 2015.
Credential: https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/practitionerSearchEntry
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.
MBA - New Venture Management
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
MS Electrical Engineering
Master's thesis, post-graduate research, and teaching assistant dealing with advanced signal processing techniques as applied to radar echo analysis and voice recognition systems.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
BS Electrical Engineering