Joshua Baer Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 68

  • Portfolio
  • 16

  • Exits
  • 48


Joshua Baer General Information


Mr. Joshua Baer is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Capital Factory. Mr. Baer serves as an Advisor at CollateralEdge. He serves as an Advisor at Movable Ink. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Director & Partner at Capital Thought. He served as an Advisor at Shelfbucks. He serves as an Advisor at PenPal Schools. He also serves as a Board Advisor at Wonder Dynamics. He was also a Co-founder of OtherInbox, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. He also served as an Advisor at Liveintent. He also serves as an Advisor at He was the Founder and also served as a Board Member at PostUp. He is an Investor at Shelfbucks. He founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He was recently recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow and Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum, and an Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a degree in Computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a renowned art advisor, curator, and art market, journalist. He began his career in 1979 as director of White Columns in New York City. He wrote and co-published the legendary art and culture magazine ZG and co-founded the post-punk record label Neutral Records. Among their releases was the first EP of Sonic Youth and Confusion is Sex. ZG Magazine featured contributions by notable artists such as Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Jack Goldstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Robert Mapplethorpe. He went on to represent some of these artists when he opened the Josh Baer Gallery in 1985. In 1994, he transitioned to private art advising, contributed bi-weekly to New York Magazine, and published the company. More recently, he curated selling exhibitions at galleries and auction houses and consulted with eBay before the launch of its online art venture in 2014.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Austin, TX
  • United States

Joshua Baer Investments (68)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Ender (Entertainment Software) 01-Apr-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Pani 19-Nov-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Household Appliances Startup 000000 0000
CollateralEdge 15-Sep-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Shelfbucks 14-May-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 000000 0000
Sunroom Leasing 25-Jul-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Care3 13-Feb-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Forge Global 07-Feb-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Brokerage Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000 0000
Go Pangea 19-Jan-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Instamotor 19-Oct-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Automotive Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000
Beeline Connect 08-Jul-2015 Early Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000

Joshua Baer Exits (48)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Pingboard 04-Dec-2023 Buyout/LBO 0000
Storymix Media 01-Jan-2023 000000000 00000000
Equipboard 01-Dec-2022 000000000 00000000
Lashback 01-Jul-2022 0000000000 000.00
YourMechanic 02-Jun-2022 000000000000000000
Forge Global 22-Mar-2022 0000000 000000 00000
Heliogen 30-Dec-2021 0000000 000000 00000
Shelfbucks 14-Oct-2021 000 00 00000000
Written 29-Apr-2021 Out of Business
CommandPost 01-Feb-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private

Joshua Baer Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Joshua Baer Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Joshua Baer Angel Investor 00 0 Austin, TX

Joshua Baer Co-Investors (30)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Capital Factory 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Chicago Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Goodwater Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Learn Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Perot Jain 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Joshua Baer FAQs

  • Who is Joshua Baer?

    Joshua Baer is an angel Investor who has made 68 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Joshua Baer?

    Joshua Baer is an angel investor.

  • What does Joshua Baer do?

    As an angel investor, Joshua Baer invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Joshua Baer invested in?

    Joshua Baer has made numerous investments in companies like Ender (Entertainment Software), Pani, and CollateralEdge within the Entertainment Software, Household Appliances, and Financial Software industries.

  • What has Joshua Baer invested in recently?

    Joshua Baer's latest investment was on 01-Apr-2022 in Ender (Entertainment Software), a company within the Entertainment Software industry.

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