Fellows Directory

Josh Stein

Threshold Ventures

Josh is a co-founder of Threshold. He currently holds board responsibilities at Box (NYSE: BOX), Chartbeat, Databook, LaunchDarkly, LendKey, Lumity, and Talkdesk. He is also actively involved with the firm's investments in AngelList, Doximity, Front, Loftium and Rippling. His previous investments include Eventful (CBS Local), GoodGuide (UL), iList (IGN/News Corp), Periscope Data (Sisense), 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). 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 leading provider of wireless enterprise applications. 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. Previously, he served on the board of directors of the Stanford GSB Trust, 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. He was also a recipient of the Deloitte Fast 500 Venture Capitalist of the Year award.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Josh holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Crystal Springs Uplands School and the Stanford GSB Trust.

Josh is a member of Class 9, and completed his fellowship under mentor Tim Draper at DFJ. Josh served as a mentor to Josh Raffaelli (Class 13), Rachel Pike (Class 17), and Jared Hyatt (Class 22). He is also an emeritus member of the Kauffman Fellows board of directors.