Josh Williams is cofounder and CEO of Gowalla, a social network inspiring people to discover and share amazing places with their friends. People around the world have now visited, commented on and photographed over 2.4 million places in 170 countries with Gowalla. Like a passport on your phone, Gowalla was born out of a desire to share remarkable places and life journeys in a fun, easy and social way. The service was launched in 2009 and is backed by Greylock Partners, Founders Fund and Alsop-Louie Partners.
Prior to Gowalla, Josh was cofounder and CEO of Blinksale, an online invoicing service, as well as Firewheel Design, an award-winning digital and mobile design consultancy whose clients included Microsoft, Samsung and Hewlett Packard. An avid skier and snowboarder, Josh's favorite places include Taos, New Mexico; Park City, Utah; and Whistler, British Columbia. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and two young daughters where he enjoys plenty of live music and breakfast tacos.