Jim Fowler is founder and CEO of Owler — the free competitive intelligence platform business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts. Prior to Owler, Jim founded Jigsaw in 2003 and was CEO until it was acquired by Salesforce in 2010. for $175 million. Jigsaw is best known for pioneering crowdsourcing in the B2B information industry and for creating the business category of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).
Before his career in technology, Jim was owner and operator of Lookout Pass, a ski resort in Idaho, and he served in the U.S. Navy as a diving and salvage officer. Jim is a graduate of the University of Colorado.