Josh is CEO of JDI, which he founded JDI in 2009. Josh has spent his career making sure that what’s important gets your attention.

Josh is an advisor to over a dozen companies and a mentor at Pipeline, Techstars, and Capital Factory. He is also a Venture Partner at NextGen Angels, the first network-driven venture firm.

Josh is a frequent guest teacher, speaker and writer. He has particular expertise in "brains, bots and bodies."​ His work focuses on artificial intelligence, big data, healthcare IT, omics,​ robotics and scientific research commercialization.

Josh also co-founded The Daily Dot, Totem, and Litmus. He currently serves on each of their Boards.

The Daily Dot is a newspaper about the Internet and one of the fastest-growing online media ventures of all-time. Totem is the hosted press page that 8 out of 10 journalists prefer, and Litmus is a data science platform for early-stage clinical trials.

His civic community and philanthropic affiliations include: The Entrepreneurs Foundation, The Fifty @ Seton, Thumbs Up!, St. James Episcopal Church, and The McDonogh School of Baltimore.

Josh blogs at You should follow him on Twitter here and on LinkedIn here.


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I was given a full ride to an incredible high school in Baltimore called McDonogh that changed my life forever.
Nearly everything I needed to be a good CEO I learned as an executive assistant. There's no way I am here otherwise.
I played the violin for 11 years. I ran hurdles in high school and college. I might still be able to tap dance.
My wife Liz and I grew up Catholic. We were married in a Quaker ceremony by a Rabbi. Now we're Episcopalian.