James Altucher is the former president and founder of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He also is a weekly columnist for the Financial Times and the author of the books Trade Like a Hedge Fund, Trade Like Warren Buffett and SuperCa$h. Previously, Altucher was a managing partner at technology venture capital firm 212 Ventures and was CEO and founder of Vaultus and Reset Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell and was a doctoral candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a nationally ranked chess master.