name

Joshua Spear

HQ Location: USA

RANK #64

Joshua L. Spear is an active entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is a former chair of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media and has actively contributed to the agenda at all global meetings. He has been an active advisor to Millennium Promise, helping to leverage digital technology to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Spear’s personal investments in dozens of companies include groundbreaking successes such as early investments in Uber, Warby Parker, LittleBits, MakeSpace, HipCamp, StyleSeat, Archer Aviation and many, many more.

Spear has completed a number of educational courses, including Executive Education Modules on Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School and Foundations for Leadership in the 21st Century at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale College– - both as part of his involvement with the World Economic Young Global Leader program. He was enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder, when he started his first business, one of the first “trend spotting" websites, which eventually led him to expand his business and investment interests instead of pursuing a degree in journalism.

With a passion for the outdoors, Spear began a sponsored competitive climbing career in his late teens and early twenties. In 2016, Spear had an accident while snowboarding in the backcountry. From 2017 to 2019, he remained unplugged and focused solely on his health. At the end of 2019 and again in 2020, he underwent spinal surgery to repair the damage caused by the accident and made a miraculous recovery. Today, he is back at work, grateful for every opportunity and passionate about working with companies large and small to make every step count.

Numbers of Unicorns

1

3977

Rank (Xs)

#64

Investments

30

Exits

20

Numbers of Unicorns

1

3977

Rank (Xs)

#64

Investments

30

Exits

20

All Unicorns

Logo

Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

Uber

Seed

$20M

3786

$75710M

All $100M+

Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

Winc

$3.2M

61

$195M

Hipcamp

$6M

63

$377M

Percolate

$6.03M

67

$401.08M

StyleSeat

Series C

$185M

1

$207.47M

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