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Josh Kerr

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Entrepreneur in Residence at Capital Factory

Entrepreneur in Residence at Capital Factory

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3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Zosh (acquired by Hightail)
Written.com
ABJK NewCo, Inc.
Ideal Science, Inc.
Deadabase Digital, Inc. (Astrojams)

Advisor

Storymix Media
Helpjuice
vivogig
MyTennisLessons
Rockify
Cratejoy
Equipboard
Filament Labs, Inc.
TechStars
Techstars

Positions

Founding Venture Partner NextGen Angels October 2015 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Capital Factory August 2016 - present
Mentor / Investor TechStars May 2013 - present
Startup business development Amazon Web Services January 2015 - August 2016
Director of Product Macheen Inc (acquired by Good Technology) August 2011 - October 2012
Director of Product Hightail - formerly YouSendIt January 2011 - August 2011
Co-Founder & CEO Zosh (acquired by Hightail) January 2008 - January 2011
Software Engineer Compaq Computer Corporation January 1997 - December 1999
Startup business development Amazon January 2015 - present
Mentor / Investor Techstars May 2013 - present
Partner Capital Factory January 2011 - present
Co-Founder & CEO Written.com November 2012 - October 2014
Director of Product Macheen Inc August 2011 - October 2012
Director of Product Hightail January 2011 - August 2011
Co-Founder & CEO ABJK NewCo, Inc. January 2008 - January 2011
Founder & CEO Ideal Science, Inc. January 1999 - December 2009
Founder & CEO Deadabase Digital, Inc. (Astrojams) January 1997 - January 2000
Software Engineer Hewlett-Packard January 1997 - December 1999

Education

The University of Texas at Austin Computer Science 1992 - 1996
The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business Marketing 1992 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product Development • Public speaking • Startups • Mobile technology

Key Accomplishments

I have a great network through my previous job at Amazon (AWS) where I managed startup accelerator relationships across the South East US. I'm also connected through Techstars via my role as a mentor for both the Austin and Cloud programs.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm a business guy with a technical background. I am that rare breed of programmer turned entrepreneur that happens to be pretty good at doing the business side of startups.

As an Advisor

I work mostly with companies at Capital Factory and Techstars. I'm looking for opportunities where I can provide value. Also looking for startups going after markets that are interesting to me.

3
Vouches Received

7
Vouches Given

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Gordon
We worked together
He's done it multiple times before and entrepreneurship is in his blood.
Dagan Martinez-Vargas
Startup Business Mentor, Longhorn Startup Lab and COO, Peepsqueeze Inc. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
a mentor at Techstars and Capital Factory. Two iconic tech establishments in central texas.
Leslie Schover
Founder of Will2Love, retired Professor of Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pioneer in cancer-related sex and fertility.
Had a one- hour advisory session with Josh and wished I could have another 10!

Blake Garrett
They're my mentor
He is very resourceful.

Daniel Senyard
They're my advisor
He knows what he doesn't know and is resourceful in finding the right answer. The cornerstone of being a good entrepreneur.

Jeff Friedman
They're my friends
He's a great people person. He is intelligent, a team player and willing to take risks.

Sheena Allen
Founder of Sheena Allen Apps and Partytell
She is smart, savvy, a hard worker, great vision and lots of charisma.

Sheena Allen
They're my mentor  •  Founder of Sheena Allen Apps and Partytell
She is smart, savvy and resourceful.

Leslie Schover
They're my mentor  •  Founder of Will2Love, retired Professor of Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pioneer in cancer-related sex and fertility.
She's awesome. Take her.

Ian Clarke
They're my friends  •  Advisor, DataRobot and Advisor, Cratejoy.
He's already a great entrepreneur.