Justin Fishner-Wolfson, 137 Ventures

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Justin is a managing partner of 137 Ventures, an investment firm focused on private technology companies. To date, some investments include Palantir Technologies and SolarCity. Previously, he worked at Founders Fund, an earlystage venture capital firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of the investment process and led the firm’s financial and operations functions. While there, he guided the investment in SpaceX, the first private company to develop a liquid fueled rocket to achieve Earth orbit. He also served on the boards of Clickable, Inigral and Prior Knowledge. Prior to that, Justin was the CEO of SSE, a conglomerate of businesses at Stanford University. He led SSE to the largest expansion of revenue and profitability in the organization’s history. Earlier in his career, Justin was the director of sales at Cellfire, a mobile promotional marketing service and worked as an engineer at Raytheon/Texas Instruments. Justin also served under Alan Larson, the Undersecretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department. holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in management science and engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.