New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner embodies a rare fusion of business acumen, artistic flair, and scientific insight. In the realm of business, he stands as the visionary founder and CEO of five tech enterprises that collectively generated over $200 million in value and facilitated the creation of more than 10,000 jobs. His current role as the co-founder and Managing Partner of Muditā Venture Partners further underscores his commitment to nurturing groundbreaking technologies and fostering innovative businesses at their early stages.
Across three decades, Josh has been instrumental in propelling over 100 startups into successful trajectories, yielding remarkable investor returns surpassing the $1 billion mark. His exceptional achievements have merited him the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year accolade on two occasions, in addition to the distinguished United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Notably, amidst his triumphs in the corporate realm, his roots trace back to the enigmatic domain of jazz music. With a four-decade journey strumming the guitar in smoky jazz venues, he honed his musical craft at the esteemed Berklee College of Music and captivated audiences in over 1000 performances across the globe.
The convergence of his experiences in business and music bestowed upon him a profound expertise in innovation, solidifying his stature as a global authority on the subject. As the co-founder and Chairman of Platypus Labs, a world-renowned research, training, and consulting firm, Josh orchestrates endeavors aimed at empowering leaders to navigate uncharted waters through imaginative problem-solving, ingenious thinking, and resourceful adaptability. His enduring mission revolves around enabling leaders to Find A Way™, propelling them towards transformative solutions and unwavering ingenuity.