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Josh Kopelman
Works at Half.com
Attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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Venture Capitalist
Employment
  • Half.com
    Founder & CEO, 1999 - present
  • First Round Capital
    Venture Capitalist, 2004 - present
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Philadelphia, PA
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Father. VC. Geek.
Introduction
Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. He is currently Managing Partner of First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture fund.  

In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – an Internet information company. In 1996, Infonautics went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.  Josh founded Half.com in July of 1999, and led it to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies and music in the world. Half.com was acquired by eBay in July 2000 for over $300 million.  In late 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that created the world's first anti-spam router. TurnTide was acquired by Symantec just six months later. 

Josh is an inventor on five U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. In June 2000, he was awarded Ernst and Young’s prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.  Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Education
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Entrepreneurial Management, 1993
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