James Ramey has been a VTC Innovation Fund member since its inception. His responsibilities include deal sourcing, due diligence, deal and closing document review and negotiation, portfolio monitoring, and other day-to-day operations.
Before joining the VTC Innovation Fund and Middleland Capital, Ramey was a vice president at Tyton Partners where he led the deal team in the sale of WebAssign, a provider of digital learning solutions in higher education to Cengage Learning, an education and technology company.
Prior to Tyton Partners, Ramey was a senior associate at Invest Nebraska Corporation, a sector-agnostic venture capital & development firm specializing in equity and debt financings within the lower middle-market. While at Invest Nebraska Corporation, he actively led and/or supported a significant number of transactions through sourcing, financial analysis, valuation, due diligence, deal structuring & negotiation, closing, and monitoring. Ramey has also served as an associate attorney at Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP, where he practiced in a wide range of legal fields.
Ramey attended law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law. While in law school he was awarded the prestigious Gross & Welch Best Brief Award in 2009 for the best overall brief in legal writing. He received his Juris Doctorate with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2011 and was admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association in September. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. In November 2013, James graduated from the Venture Capital Institute, an intensive three-day venture capital certificate program.