|Duke University, BA||1998|
|Columbia University, MBA||2004|
Josh Strauss / http://joshstrauss.com
Josh Guttman is a General Partner at SoftBank Capital specializing in early-stage investing in New York.
Prior to joining Softbank, Josh served as a Senior Vice President at Outbrain, the leading online content discovery platform, where he supported the growth of the business from 50 to 250 global employees.
Josh has more than six years of experience in the content discovery space, beginning in 2007 as an early member of the team at Sphere, which was later acquired by Aol.
Post-acquisition, Josh led Sphere as CEO for two years, ultimately initiating its divestiture (then rebranded as Surphace) and sale to Outbrain in early 2011.
Josh began his career as a technology investment banker at Robertson Stephens & Co. in San Francisco.
Josh is a 12-year veteran of the New York City tech ecosystem, having emigrated from the West Coast in 2001.
He is a mentor and angel investor to a dozen startups across the digital media, SaaS and mobile marketplaces. He proudly hails from Brooklyn where he lives with his boxer, Morrison.