Josh is an investment partner at Greylock Partners, He invests in entrepreneurs building social networks and platforms, mobile apps, new media, and connected devices.
He joined the team in 2011 and invests in entrepreneurs building new consumer products and services. Josh specializes in designing, building, and scaling consumer products, having been part of multiple companies that have grown to more than 100 million users.
Before joining Greylock, Josh spent 15 years in product and engineering roles at leading companies in social, commerce, and media. Josh was the product lead for growth and relevance at Twitter, growing Twitter’s active user base by nearly 10x. Prior to Twitter, Josh worked on the platform at Facebook and led the launch of Facebook Connect. Josh was an early employee at LinkedIn and helped establish early models for user growth and launched v1 of LinkedIn Jobs. Josh also held roles leading product management for Zazzle, and product and engineering for RealJukebox and RealPlayer at RealNetworks.
Josh currently serves on the boards of Medium, Meerkat, Operator, Discord, Musical.ly and Jelly. Josh also works closely with our investments in Nextdoor and Whosay. Josh led Greylock’s investment in SmartThings, which was acquired by Samsung in 2014.
Josh holds a BS in Symbolic Systems with a focus on Human Computer Interaction from Stanford University.
Jul 24, 2013 - Current (about 3 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Sep, 2015||Medium||$57M / Series B||Greylock Partners|
|Sep, 2015||Flogg||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||Musical.ly||$16.6M / Series B||Greylock Partners|
|Mar, 2015||Meerkat||$14M / Series B (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Oct, 2014||Complex Polygon||$1.7M / Seed||Greylock Partners|
|Jan, 2014||Jelly HQ||undisclosed amount / Series B (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Nov, 2013||SmartThings||$12.5M / Series A (Lead)||Greylock Partners|
|Aug, 2012||Tracks.by||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||Treehouse||$600k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2010||BranchOut||$6M / Series A||Personal Investment|
BS, Symbolic Systems1997
|Sep 16, 2016||TechCrunch - Highlights from Disrupt SF 2016|
|Jun 20, 2016||Vator.tv - Datanovo - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016|
|Jun 15, 2016||Vator.tv - Sailo - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016|
|Jun 13, 2016||Vator.tv - Hostfully - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016|
|Jun 11, 2016||Venture Beat - You need to be thinking about computer vision|
|Jun 9, 2016||Vator.tv - Cujo - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016|
|May 28, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - How a failed education startup turned into Musical.ly, the most popular app you've probably never heard of|
|May 28, 2016||Business Insider Australia - How a failed education startup turned into Musical.ly, the most popular app you've probably never heard of|