Overview

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Primary Role
Founder & CEO @
Investments
10 Investments in 8 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Portland
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Person Details

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Justin Yoshimura is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is currently SVP at Merkle via the acquisition of his company 500friends, a provider of SaaS loyalty marketing solutions backed by $12M+ from Crosslink Capital, Intel Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, and YCombinator.

He is also the founder and General Partner of Retail Growth Fund, whose publicly announced investments include Ice.com (majority ownership, backed by Khosla, Crosslink, Maveron, Quest), Wireless Emporium (Series A), Hipmunk (seed), BoostMedia (seed), Dropoff (seed), First Opinion (seed, former member of the BOD), Next Force Technology (seed), Gigster (seed). Justin's personal seed investments include Firebase (acquired by Google) and Zencoder (acquired by Brightcove).

Justin began his careeer when he dropped out of high school to found two e-commerce companies, both of which were acquired after reaching $10M+ in revenues. Besides entrepreneurship, Justin is passionate about animals, especially dogs, persian/exotic cats, dolphins, and sea turtles. He was recently named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list.

Jobs (3)

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Current

Co-Founder

May, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Founder & CEO

May, 2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
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Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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  • Series A Investor/Advisor
  • Chairman of the Board
    2014

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / Private EquityPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$6.35M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$777k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.64M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment

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