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Stonybrook University, BE
Sociology and History

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Joshua Stylman

Joshua Stylman has been an active member of the startup community for 20 years.

Joshua’s most recent company, Reprise Media, is an internet marketing firm that helps the world’s largest brands connect with their customers online. He co-founded the company and was a driving force behind their efforts to redefine the role of search and social media in integrated marketing communications. After successfully scaling the organization from a bootstraped startup to an internationally recognized industry leader, Reprise Media was acquired in 2007 by The Interpublic Group. Prior to that, he served as vice president of Business Development at, where he was a pioneer in the early days of web search. Before Ask Jeeves, Stylman was co-founder at Rotomedia, a boutique web consulting firm, acquired by Ask in 1999. Currently, Joshua is involved in over two dozen companies as investor and advisor.

Joshua has has twice been a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Joshua received a BE in Sociology and History from Stonybrook University in New York. He also sits on the board of Into the Outside, a non-profit organization focused on enriching the educational experiences of students through field-based activities.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kitchensurfing 2/2013Seed$1M12
See Me Group 2/2012Seed$2.25M6
DuckDuckGo 10/2011Venture Round$3M7
Kickstarter 3/2011Venture Round$10M18
Bitly 10/2010Series B$10M10
Udemy 8/2010Seed$1M11
GroupMe 8/2010Series A$850k11
Metamarkets 6/2010Seed$2.5M13
Blockboard 5/2010Seed$1M8
Yipit 4/2010Seed$250k4
The Trade Desk 3/2010Seed$2.5M5
betaworks 3/2010Series B$20M13
Extole 3/2010Venture Round$1.6M1
Hitpost 1/2010Debt8
Extole 4/2009Angel$750k6
Bitly 3/2009Series A$2M14
Wee Web 9/2008Seed$270k5
Path101 2/2008Angel$350k21



  1. Private chef service Kitchensurfing grabs $1 million, expands beyond New York ( [edit]
  2. SEC ( [edit]
  3. Union Square Ventures, Others Invest In Alternative Search Engine DuckDuckGo ( [edit]
  4. Kickstarter Fesses Up: The Crowd-Sourced Funding Startup Has Funding Too ( [edit]
  5. Raises $10 Million Series B, Still Growing Like Crazy ( []
  6. TechCrunch - Udemy ( [edit]
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  8. TechCrunch: Metamarkets Funding ( [edit]
  9. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  10. Yipit Seed Funded For Group Shopping Aggregation ( [edit]
  11. The Trade Desk CEO Green Announces Funding And Investors ( [edit]
  12. Investors listed on company site ( [edit]
  13. SEC D ( [edit]
  14. Hitpost Inc. is Building the Next Generation Sports Network ( [edit]
  15. TellaPal banks $1.6M to combine social networking and viral marketing ( [edit]
  16. TinyURL Rival Raises $2 Million ( []
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