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41 Investments in 15 Companies
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Josh Stein is a Partner at DFJ, where his current board responsibilities include Box, Chartbeat, Chef, LendKey, Periscope, SugarCRM, and Talkdesk. He is also actively involved with the firm's investments in AngelList, Doximity, Redfin, RethinkDB, Tremor Video, and Twilio. His previous investments include Eventful (acquired by CBS Local), GoodGuide (acquired by UL), iList (acquired by IGN/News Corp), Polaris Wireless (strategic recapitalization), Selligy (acquired by Veeva Systems), Swell (acquired by Apple), Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), and Yardbarker (acquired by Fox Sports Interactive).

Prior to joining DFJ, Josh was a Vice President at Telephia, where he managed a group providing strategic analysis and information to the nation's largest wireless carrier.

Previously, Josh was a Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Strategy Officer for ViaFone (NYSE: SY), a DFJ portfolio company and a leading provider of wireless enterprise applications.

Josh has previously held positions in product management at Microsoft and NetObjects, and was a Management Consultant in the San Francisco Office of The Boston Consulting Group.

Josh holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and is a Graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

Josh currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Crystal Springs Uplands School and the Stanford GSB Trust.

Previously, Josh served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Venture Education and the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Forbes ranked Josh in their annual Midas List of top technology investors.

Josh has been selected by the AlwaysOn Network as a "Power Player" in Digital Entertainment, Cloud Computing, and Champions of Entrepreneurship. In 2015, Josh was selected by Deloitte as the Venture Capitalist of the Year.

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May, 2004 - Current   (over 13 years)
Jan, 2003
Jan, 2004
VP - Account Management
Jan, 1999
Dec, 2002
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (ViaFone)
Apr, 1998
Aug, 1998
Product Manager
Feb, 1997
Jan, 1998
Program Manager
Jan, 1995
Jan, 1997
Management Consultant - San Francisco Office
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2017$8M / Series C
Nov, 2016$25M / Series B
Oct, 2015$9.5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2015$6M / Series A
Sep, 2015$40M / Series E
Jun, 2015$15M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2015$15.5M / Series C
May, 2014$3.1M / Venture (Lead)
Apr, 2014$54M / Series C (Lead)
Dec, 2013$32M / Series D
Nov, 2013$50M / Series F
Nov, 2013$2.8M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2013$12.5M / Series B
Jan, 2013$25M / Series E
Jul, 2012$125M / Series E
Apr, 2012$9.5M / Series B
Apr, 2012$33M / Venture
Mar, 2012$19.5M / Series C
Oct, 2011$14.8M / Series E
Feb, 2011$48M / Series D
Jun, 2010$11M / Series B
Apr, 2010$15M / Series C
Jan, 2010$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2009$5.5M / Series B
Nov, 2009$10M / Series D
Jun, 2009$634k / Venture
Jan, 2009$3.73M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2008$10M / Series C
Apr, 2008$6M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2008$6M / Series B
Jan, 2008$20M / Series D
Jul, 2007$12M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2007$7M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2006$1.5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2006$3M / Series A
Sep, 2006$7.5M / Series B
Oct, 2005$18.77M / Series C
Mar, 2005$2.1M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2005$5.75M / Series B
Aug, 2004$2M / Series A (Lead)

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