Josh Cohen is the Managing Partner of City Light Capital, a firm that he co-founded in 2004. He is currently on the Boards of LicenseStream and City Light Carbon and is an Observer to the Boards of 2Tor and ShotSpotter. He was formerly an Observer to the Board of Arxceo before it was acquired by JCI Group. Josh had previous venture capital experience working with a family office in St. Louis and the SV Group, a private debt fund.
Prior to joining the venture community, Josh was the Director of Business Development for Mobility Electronics (NASDAQ: IGOI). While at Mobility, Josh closed several joint ventures, private investments and acquisitions on behalf of the company. He began his career as an investment banker in the technology group of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in San Francisco. As a banker, he contributed to several public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, including WebEx Communications, Mobility Electronics and the sale of yesmail.com to CMGI.
Josh has known for a long time that private enterprise and public good are intertwined. In 1999, he created Developing Minds, a nonprofit organization focused on building and donating business products and processes to the nonprofit sector. Developing Minds has created the Time Raiser™, a time-based auction model used to recruit and reward volunteers, and structured several partnerships between for-profit technology companies and nonprofit organizations. He is also an advisor to several other nonprofits including Startl and QuestBridge.
Josh graduated as an Angell Scholar from the University of Michigan. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of impact investing. He is also a very proud Dad.