Dr. James Brailean is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Karmel Capital, a private equity firm focused on alternative investments. Prior to Karmel Capital, Dr. Brailean co-founded Pelagos Ventures, LLC in 2016 and PacketVideo Corporation in 1998. PacketVideo launched the world’s first commercial end-to-end wireless mobile media delivery platform in 2000 and helped create a new industry for wireless multimedia communications. He holds over 20 patents and has served on multiple public and private company boards, including DivX, Sonic Solutions, NextWave Ventures, and Nik Software. Currently, Dr. Brailean is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of BURL Concepts, Inc., a leading-edge ultrasound medical device company. He is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mobile Entertainment Forum for his contributions to the acceleration of the development and adoption of mobile multimedia services worldwide.