Fellows Directory

Josh Breinlinger

Jackson Square Ventures

Josh is a Managing Director at Jackson Square Ventures, an early-stage tech firm based in San Francisco.

Josh is focused on marketplaces, especially at the early stages working on how to get initial liquidity and build strong network effects. He is a lead investor and board member at OfferUp, Contently, Omniata, and rented.com, as well as a seed investor in Kindly Care.

Prior to VC, Josh was one of the founding team members at oDesk and grew the business from 80 to well over 1 million freelancers over the course of 5 years while running sales, product, operations, marketing, and business development. He is a co-founder and board member at Rev, a marketplace providing transcription, caption, and translation services. In 2010, he ran product and marketing for Adroll, a leading retargeting platform.

After completing his studies, Josh was an engineering consultant for 4 years, building a wide variety of products including fuel injectors, Stirling engines, fryolators, and body armor.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Josh graduated from MIT with a BS in mechanical engineering.

He blogs about marketplace topics at acrowdedspace.com.

Josh served his fellowship at Jackson Square Ventures as a member of Class 21 under the mentorship of Gardner Hendrie.