Josh is the visionary behind Guardly. He founded the company in 2010 to empower people during emergencies by connecting them to their personalized safety networks with a single tap.
Prior to Guardly, Josh worked at the BlackBerry Partners Fund and RBC Venture Partners where he supported ten investment transactions and developed expertise in location-aware applications, mobile business models, game mechanics and viral distribution strategies.
Josh was a Board Observer at SocialDeck (acquired by Google). He is a huge supporter of innovation, youth entrepreneurship and the startup community, and is the co-curator at Toronto [StartupDigest].
He completed his Masters degree at the University of Toronto and his Undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario.
He loves wakeboarding, squash and ping-pong and still enjoys the challenges of writing code to solve complex problems.
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|Jan 29, 2014||TechCrunch - Guardly Raises $1.45M To Help Ramp Up Its Focus On Enterprise Facility And Worker Safety|
|Jun 27, 2013||TechCrunch - Guardly Launches Mobile Mass Notifications With Indoor Positioning To Help With Emergency Response|
|Feb 26, 2013||Venture Beat - Using indoor location data, Guardly gives 911 a major upgrade|
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|Nov 26, 2012||TechCrunch - Guardly Partners With Desire2Learn To Bring Campus Safety Features To The Blackboard Competitor|