Since launching his first tech company in 1990, Josh Linkner has founded, built and sold five tech companies for a combined value of over $200 million. Serving as the CEO of each, he’s developed a proven and sustainable approach to hyper-growth leadership. With personal experience in closing deals with Fortune 100 companies, hiring and leading thousands of people throughout the U.S., Canada, and the UK, developing and launching complex software products, buying and selling multiple companies, Josh doesn’t just talk about leadership, he’s lived it.
In addition to his own entrepreneurial efforts, Josh Linkner has helped countless other companies and leaders flourish. Through a combination of his experience as Founding Partner and CEO of Detroit Venture Partners and his personal investing projects, Josh has invested in 110 startups and raised over $150 million.
Josh is a NY Times bestselling author of three books on innovative leadership. He’s also a weekly contributor for Inc. Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, and Forbes. His leadership approach has been embraced by 74 of the top 100 brands, and he has delivered leadership keynotes to over 500,000 people in 14 countries.