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33 Investments in 15 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://www.joshhannah.com/
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Josh is currently a General Partner at Matrix Partners. He is known as one of the co-founders of Betfair.com, the first online marketplace for sports betting. Josh played a myriad of roles while at the company, from serving as interim CEO during the early start-up years, to assisting in the building a team of more than 1,000 employees around the globe.

After Betfair, Josh purchased, restructured, and helped grow Web 1.0 how-to directory, eHow, by outsourcing content creation to the community and employing then-new advertising and search engine optimization techniques. Through his work, the company increased revenue and traffic 30-fold before being acquired by Demand Media in 2006 for a 400X return.

Josh has advised and invested in several promising Internet companies, including Aardvark, Blingo, Huddle, Minted.com, uShip, and Wetpaint. Matrix Partners has been partnering with entrepreneurs to build industry-leading companies since 1977.

Over 50 businesses in its portfolio have gone to initial public offerings and over 75 have had profitable M&A events. The firm consistently ranks in the top five venture firms in terms of returns to its investors.

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Josh has advised several prominent companies in the U.S. and the U.K. He also served as an EIR at Benchmark Capital.

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General Partner

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Unknown
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Team Member
2004
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Entrepreneur in Residence
Jul, 1999
Unknown
Co-Founder
Apr, 2004
May, 2006
CEO
1999
Apr 1, 2002
Co-Founder & CEO
Sep, 1993
Aug, 1999
Consultant
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Observer
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
    Sep, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2012
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2011
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2015$20M / Series B
Aug, 2015$10M / Series B
Jun, 2015$5.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$51M / Series D
Oct, 2014$2.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$10M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2014$85M / Series D
Jul, 2014$27M / Series D
Apr, 2014$80M / Series C
Oct, 2013$41M / Series C
Sep, 2013$40M / Series C
Aug, 2013$18M / Series C
Mar, 2013$1.36M / Series C
Dec, 2012$7.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2012$76M / Series B
May, 2012$24M / Series C
May, 2012$50M / Series B
Nov, 2011$8M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2011$5.5M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2011$33M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2011$2M / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2011$8.5M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2011$17M / Series B
Dec, 2010$3.2M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2010$30M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2010$10.2M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2010$11M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2008$20M / Series D
Oct, 2006$5M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2006$10M / Series C
May, 2006$3.1M / Venture (Lead)
Oct, 2003$13M / Series B

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