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VCIC Alum, Global Finals Champ Berkeley Haas 2005



VCIC Champ comes back to pitch and then raises $50M.

Josh and his Berkeley Haas team were VCIC Global Champions in 2005. In 2012, Josh returned to pitch his online learning platform, Sympoz. With their exclusive brand Craftsy, Sympoz went on to raise 50M in 2014 and are helping customers bring creativity to their lives.
Denver Post article about Sympoz raising $50M. November 18, 2014.

Josh is the Founder and COO of Sympoz and is busy creating enthusiast communities for passionate people focused on learning and making – check out Craftsy.com. Previously, Josh was General Manager for ServiceMagic’s expansion in to new local services categories. This included P&L responsibility for a business unit with Product, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Business Insights functions. Prior to joining ServiceMagic, Josh led the product and marketing teams for a number of venture funded start-ups and managed small business buying on eBay, helping it grow into a $4.7B line of business for the company. Prior to eBay, Josh was a consultant at Bain & Company.

Josh received an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a BBA from University of Michigan.

Specialties:Product, Business Development, SEO, SEM, Mobile, Social Media, Content Developmen