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Fuqua School of Business, MBA 1990
Duke University, BA 1986
Political Science

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Josh Felser

Josh founded and sold two successful Internet businesses for a combined $400mm and is now making early stage investments through Freestyle Capital.

Josh is a founding partner in Freestyle Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on the Internet and technology sectors. Mr. Felser was the CEO and co-founder of Crackle (formerly Grouper), an Internet video community, acquired by Sony for $65 million in 2006. Until February of 2001 he was General Manager of AOL Time Warner’s music brands’ Spinner, Winamp and Shoutcast.

In October 1997 he became co-founder and President of, a leading Internet music destination until its 1999 purchase by America Online for $320 million. From 1994 to 1996 he was Head of business and product development in Qwest/U.S. West’s Multimedia Group. From 1990 to 1994 he was an executive with News Corp., working with Fox Inc. in Los Angeles and BSkyB in London.

Mr. Felser obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Duke University in 1986 and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Duke’s FUQUA School of Business in 1990.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Message Bus 3/2011Series A$3.35M11
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
Infectious 1/2007Seed$750k2
Friendster 12/2002Series A$2.4M3



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