2021 Legend Award Honoree

Sponsored by: Cigniti Technologies and Grant Thornton

Josh Kopelman

First Round Capital

Josh Kopelman

Josh is Founding Partner of First Round Capital, one of the leading seed-stage venture funds in the country, including 25 investments in local companies. Josh has consistently ranked in the top 20 of Forbes annual “Midas List” of the top 100 tech investors. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Josh founded three companies: In 1992 Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – taking it public in 1996. Josh co-founded Half.com in 1999 and led the company through its acquisition by eBay. And in 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that was acquired by Symantec. Josh is an inventor on over a dozen U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. On a local level, Josh also serves as Chairman of the Board for The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC and is a member of the board of directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.

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