Austin James

Austin James

Austin is the CEO and co-founder of Solve Growth, an agile marketing agency based in Los Angeles. In addition to this role, Austin serves as co-founder and COO of Yive, a mobile advertising and discovery platform currently undergoing its first capital raise.

Austin frequently works with high-growth startups, national political campaigns, and global nonprofits to incorporate contemporary marketing strategies and technology into their operations.

After transitioning out of a political consulting career that saw him working on campaigns across the country, Austin moved back to Washington, DC to help build 0ptimus Consulting, a data analytics consulting firm, serving as Vice President, Digital Analysis.

Before the notorious 2016 election cycle began, Austin left life in the Beltway to join the Los Angeles venture firm, Company Laboratory. As Chief Growth Officer, Austin helped develop strategies for revenue growth across a variety of portfolio companies.

In 2016, Austin co-founded Solve Growth as a way to bring his unique experience to a broader market.

In addition to his private sector work, Austin serves as the chairman of two nonprofits, where he works to educate young people on the importance of firearm safety and advocates for further equality in adoption.

Austin grew up in Alabama, the oldest of four children. As stereotypes go, he still enjoys exploring the outdoors with his puppy, Gus, college football, and trying to find good BBQ in LA.


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