Justin is the founder and managing partner of 137 Ventures, an investment firm focused on private technology companies. Previously, he worked at Founders Fund, an early-stage 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; and he remains involved in those companies since his departure from Founders Fund.
Prior to Founders Fund, Justin was the CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (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.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Justin holds an MS in computer science and a Bachelor's degree, with Honors, in management science and engineering from Stanford University.
Justin performed his fellowship at Founders Fund. He is a member of Class 14.