Our Team

Jamie Goldstein

Founder & Partner

Jamie Goldstein founded Pillar in May 2016 to build a new kind of investment firm focused on building lasting companies in Boston.

Prior to Pillar, Jamie was an investing partner for 18 years at North Bridge Venture Partners where he invested in Actifio, Plexxi, Layer3 TV, and O3b Networks.

Prior to North Bridge, Jamie co-founded PureSpeech, a venture-backed speech recognition software and applications company that was acquired by Voice Control Systems [NASDAQ: VCSI] and subsequently sold to Nuance [NASDAQ: NUAN]. Jamie also co-founded WattsUp?, a company that sells consumer electricity meters, and remains in business today.

Jamie grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He served as both Chairman and President of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and served as Chairman and is currently Vice Chairman of Match Education. He is also the co-founder and featured speaker of StartMIT, the boot camp for MIT student entrepreneurs.

Jamie is an avid skier, snow boarder, and mountain biker, and spends his weekends chasing his three boys around various athletic fields.

Reach me at jamie@pillar.vc.

” We started Pillar with a simple hypothesis – that if we treat founders the way we would want to be treated, good things will happen. That if we build a firm owned by a committed team of good people who also happen to be world-class CEOs, and if we focus on building sustainable, important companies we will have meaningful long-term impact. And that if we are first capital in, and we align every incentive, every action and decision to realize mutual benefit, we will engender trust and from that achieve profound results. It’s that simple. ”
Jamie Goldstein