Josh Payne is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup advisor. He is currently the Founder & CEO of StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform helping to connect brands and publishers through commerce content. Prior to founding StackCommerce, Josh managed business development for several leading technology companies including Yahoo!, Meebo (acquired by Google), and Intel. Previously, Josh was an investor in early stage technology companies as a venture capital associate at Aurora Funds. Josh earned his MBA from Duke University and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Indiana University.
Josh is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Bel-Air Chapter, a two-time Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Los Angeles, and a “2018 Best CEO in Los Angeles” awarded by Comparably.com. Josh is a startup mentor for venture firms Amplify.LA & 500 Startups and a featured speaker at conferences worldwide, including: Affiliate Summit, Content & Commerce Summit, and The Next Web Conference. Josh also serves on the board of Trubrain.com, a venture-backed biohacking startup. He is a husband, father of three, triathlete, and avid-explorer having travelled to over 40 countries worldwide.