Josh Becker


CEO, Lex Machina

Josh is the CEO of Lex Machina, a company that provides intellectual property (IP) litigation data and analytics to companies and law firms, enabling them to formulate data-driven IP business strategies that win lawsuits and maximize IP value. As CEO, Josh leads strategy and operations and is a thought leader on IP trends and leveraging technology to improve the practice of law.

Josh is the founder of The Full Circle Fund, an alliance of emerging business leaders who help solve public problems through engaged philanthropy and public policy advocacy. FCF has raised over $2.5M in six years.

He is also the co-founder of New Cycle Capital, an early stage venture fund investing in a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to build great businesses that can change the world. He is particularly focused on the clean energy sector where he has funded companies in energy efficiency, solar, green building and carbon markets. He also continues to serve on the Board/Sr. Advisor to several other startups and continues to be very active in the non-profit arena through work with Full Circle Fund and the Hidary Foundation.

Josh was part of the founding team at Redpoint Ventures where he focused on Internet and wireless investments. Previous employment includes Brentwood Venture Capital, Netscape Communications, and McKinsey & Co. Josh was the 2nd employee at EarthWeb Inc., a startup that went public in 1998.

In Washington, D.C., Josh started a successful technology consulting firm and was one of the youngest press secretaries on Capitol Hill. He holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a J.D. from the Stanford Law School. At Stanford he co-founded the Board Fellows Program, which now matches almost 15% of GSB students each year with boards of non-profit organizations. He also ran a year-long initiative on technology and social change.

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