Josh Cline

Josh is Chairman and CEO of Venture1st and Managing Director of Cline Ventures

Josh Cline takes great interest in writing and advising business entrepreneurs all over the world, and prides himself on being one of a few dozen that truly understand the Israeli innovation ecosystem, emerging technology, investments, and the global startup scene. As a thought-leader in integrated marketing, business, entrepreneurship, technology and the investment world, Josh publishes consistently as a Geektime contributor, on his company’s blog, as well as on his personal LinkedIn page. He has contributed to Apps Developer Magazine and Jewish Exponent.

Some of areas of interest are mHealth, Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise software, and companies that are worth getting funding. He is also interested in learning and writing about great CEOs and their growing companies.

Josh is Chairman and CEO of Venture1st and Managing Partner of Cline Ventures. He was formerly President and CEO of The Cline Group International. Josh has appeared in numerous publications and broadcast networks such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters,, and more. Over his 15-year career, Josh has worked with over 300 companies from Boston, Metro DC, NYC/NJ, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv and other locations across the globe.

Josh founded Venture1st to help companies, from bootstrapped to Series C, grow in the marketing, business and venture world. The company operates in several locations around the world, including Philadelphia, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Tel Aviv. In his role as Chairman and CEO, Josh oversees all six divisions of Venture1st.