Kim Cooke, the Founder and Managing Director of Cooke, LLC, is a professional private equity investor with more than twenty-five years of investing and management experience. In 1995, Kim was a founder of Blue Water Capital, LLC, a venture capital firm located in McLean, Virginia. As Chairman and Managing Director at Blue Water Capital, he served on the boards of many portfolio companies. He currently serves on the board of GovTribe, Inc., Access Point, Inc., Company.com, LLC, Renaps, Inc. and Keel Point, LLC.

Prior to founding Blue Water Capital, Kim was an attorney with over 14 years of commercial and legal experience in domestic and international transactions and private equity financings. He has worked with technology, materials, manufacturing, and financial services companies to create innovative solutions to finance, operational, and investment challenges for companies in all stages of the growth process.

Kim also serves on several not for profit boards, including Living Hope International and the Northville Educational Foundation. Kim received his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law and LLM from the American University, Washington College of Law with highest honors. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


LL.M., The American University Washington College of Law, 1990

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 1981

B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1977