James McDonough, Founder & CEO
James McDonough has over a decade of experience in heavy industry and improving operational performance all over the world. His experience includes Oil & Gas, Mining, Property Development, Forest & Pulp & Paper, Government, Consumer Goods and Services.

Mr McDonough holds an Honours in Business Management, Masters in Business Administration and a black belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Craig HoffmeyerCraig Hoffmeyer, Chief Technology Officer
Craig brings 20 years experience in both software development and product management to SEE Forge. He has a wide breadth of knowledge and domain experience in Oil & Gas, Financial, Industrial and Engineering verticals.

Prior to SEE Forge, Craig held multiple leadership positions with Upstream, Mid and Downstream organizations including enterprise software companies.



Mercury Fund
Mercury Fund is a seed-stage venture capital firm that makes equity investments in compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities. Mercury partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs to build globally competitive businesses, focusing on technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. www.mercuryfund.com


Correlation Ventures
Correlation Ventures is a new breed of venture capital firm, leveraging world-class analytics to offer entrepreneurs and other venture capitalists a dramatically better option when they are seeking additional capital to complete a financing round. Backed by leading institutional investors, Correlation has more than $165 million under management. www.correlationvc.com/


SURGE Accelerator
SURGE Accelerator validates companies innovating and exploiting the massive shifts in technology, policy, and expertise in the energy industry (this includes oil and gas, power and utilities, clean-tech, and water). Their core purpose is to enable entrepreneurs to solve the world’s energy problems. They do this by providing entrepreneurs access to world-class (& sometimes world-leading) experts, the global energy ecosystem, and a variety of capital sources. www.surgeaccelerator.com/