You're nuts if you're not bullish on technology in the long term.Josh Stein is a partner at DFJ, where his current board responsibilities include Box (NYSE: BOX), Chartbeat, LaunchDarkly, LendKey, Loftium, Lumity, Periscope, and Talkdesk. He is also actively involved with the firm's investments in AngelList, Doximity, Front, and Rippling. His previous investments include Eventful (CBS Local), GoodGuide (UL), iList (IGN/News Corp), Polaris Wireless (strategic recapitalization), Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN), Selligy (Veeva Systems), SugarCRM (Accel/KKR), Swell (Apple), Tremor Video (NYSE: TRMR), Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Yammer (Microsoft), and Yardbarker (Fox Sports Interactive).
Prior to joining DFJ, Josh was a VP 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, director, and the chief strategy officer for ViaFone (NYSE: SY), a DFJ portfolio company and a leading provider of wireless enterprise applications. Josh met the DFJ team when the firm co-led ViaFone's Series A investment.
Josh has also 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 BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Crystal Springs Uplands School and the Stanford GSB Trust. Previously, he served on the board of directors of the Center for Venture Education and the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital.
Josh was named by Forbes to its annual Midas List of top technology investors in three consecutive years and was twice recognized as a “top VC investor” by New York Times / CB Insights in their annual rankings.