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BirthplaceGreat Neck, New York


University of Pennsylvania, BS
Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing

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Josh Kopelman

Josh Kopelman is a venture capitalist and Managing Partner at First Round Capital.

Previously, Kopelman founded, which was acquired by eBay in 2000. He remained with eBay for three years, running the business unit and growing eBay’s Media marketplace to almost half a billion dollars in annual sales.

In late 2003 Kopelman helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that created the world’s first anti-spam router. TurnTide was acquired by Symantec just six months later.

In 2001 Kopelman co-founded the Kopelman Foundation, a non-profit grant fund for social entrepreneurs. He also serves as a member of the advisory boards for Wharton Entrepreneurial Center and the Weiss Tech House at the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Grokker 12/2013Series A$5.5M4
PandoDaily 5/2013Seed$3M18
Swipely 5/2013Series B$12M7
Adchemy 5/2005Series A$1M2
delicious 4/2005Seed4
LinkedIn 11/2003Series A$4.7M2
TurnTide 1/2003Series A$750k1
IronPort Systems 6/2002Series B$16.5M7
Boomi 1/2002Angel$900k2
LiveOps 1/2001Series A$1M3



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  3. Swipely Raises $12M To Plug Marketing Tools Into Retail Payment Systems ( [edit]
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