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 Ask.com, 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.
|Feb, 2013||Kitchensurfing||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||SeeMe||$2.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2011||DuckDuckGo||$3M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||Kickstarter||$10M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||Bitly||$10M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2010||Udemy||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2010||GroupMe||$850k / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Metamarkets||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2010||Blockboard||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2010||Yipit||$250k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2010||The Trade Desk||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2010||Betaworks||$20M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2010||Extole||$1.6M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||Hitpost||undisclosed amount / Debt Financing||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2009||Extole||$750k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2009||Bitly||$2M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2008||JustFamily||$270k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2008||Path101||$350k / Angel||Personal Investment|
BE, Sociology and History
|Dec 17, 2012||Venture Beat - Funding Daily: Hannukah is over|
|May 16, 2012||The Verge - Bitly readies real-time viral search engine, raising $20 million in new funding|
|May 16, 2012||CNet - Bitly picks up $20M in funding - CNET|
|Oct 13, 2011||TechCrunch - Union Square Ventures, Others Invest In Alternative Search Engine DuckDuckGo|
|Oct 13, 2010||Venture Beat - Bit.ly brings its short link service into the real world|
|Oct 8, 2010||Gigaom - URL Shortener Bit.ly Raises $10 Million From AOL Ventures, Others|
|Oct 7, 2010||Venture Beat - More money for short links: Bit.ly raises $10M|
|Jun 1, 2010||TechCrunch - Crowley, Founder Collective And IA Ventures Put $2.5M In Realtime Data Startup Metamarkets|