Josh Newman

Josh Newman

Serial Edupreneur

San Francisco Bay Area

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Josh Newman's Overview

  • Founder / CEO at K12 Report
  • Chairman at EdTec Inc
  • Chief Dad at Family Sabbatical
  • Founder, CEO at EdTec Inc.
  • Industry Fellow, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at Univ. of California, Berkeley

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Josh Newman's Summary

Serial Edupreneur launching my second ed-tech start-up (fourth start-up overall).

Passion for tech start-ups that can help produce social change.

Diverse mix of expertise: technology; management consulting; education; public policy

Josh Newman's Experience

Founder / CEO

K12 Report

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Emeryville

We make school performance data useful and actionable. Seed-funded by the founder.


EdTec Inc

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry

July 2009Present (5 years 3 months) Emeryville

Founder and former CEO of the leading Technology and Business Services provider to charter schools in the country. Serves 500 clients in four states.

Chief Dad

Family Sabbatical

July 2008July 2009 (1 year 1 month)

One-year sabbatical with my wife and two daughters in Argentina.

Founder, CEO

EdTec Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry

September 2001June 2008 (6 years 10 months)

Founded company to provide complete outsourced financial, technology and consulting services to K-12 Charter Schools (public schools managed by independent non-profits).

• Essentially, we act as the CFO and technology office for charter schools, providing SIS/SAS systems, budgeting, accounting, audits, payroll, a/p, a/r, financial reporting.

• Staff of 35, including top MBAs, JDs, and CPAs. Approximately 500 active client schools.

• EdTec is a Social Venture: Its mission is to help reform the public school system while providing an appropriate financial return to owners and staff.

Industry Fellow, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Univ. of California, Berkeley

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006May 2008 (2 years 5 months)

Co-taught course in Organizational Leadership and Management through Engineering Department.

• Taught three consecutive years.

Founder and CEO

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Retail industry

October 1998November 2000 (2 years 2 months)

Leading e-tailer of pet food and supplies, with 7,000 products, 130,000 sq. ft distribution center and 300 employees. (First to enter the space.)

• Built company from start-up to $1.4M in monthly revenue, 220,000 customers and 2.2 million unique monthly visitors.

• Raised $100M in cash and in-kind commitments from Battery Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures, Discovery Communications, and Safeway.

• Sold company to Discovery Communications (Animal Planet) for $80M prior to meltdown. (Discovery later sold the company to

CEO, Advanced Technology Group

Amerigon, Inc.

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Automotive industry

March 1992July 1997 (5 years 5 months)

(Electric Vehicle and other high-tech automotive products.) Joined start-up as first outside executive, and helped grow Company to 110 employees and $20M in revenue.

• Developed electric vehicle approved for sale in India. (Currently in production.)

• Developed a voice-recognition car navigation system sold as OEM equipment by four Japanese consumer electronics companies.

• Raised $40M in three rounds of equity, including an IPO, a private placement and a secondary public offering. Responsible for Investor Relations.

• Won $10M in government grants for funded Research & Development.

Management Consultant

The Boston Consulting Group

Partnership; 5001-10,000 employees; Management Consulting industry

October 1988December 1990 (2 years 3 months)

After graduating from the Harvard Business School, I joined BCG as a consultant. (I had worked there during my summer in business school.)

• Worked and led teams on 15 client consulting assignments.

• Promoted to Qualified Case Team Leader.

Chief of Staff, Economic Development & New Technologies Committee

California State Assembly

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legislative Office industry

September 1981June 1986 (4 years 10 months)

The Committee was responsible for developing and reviewing policy legislation designed to enhance California's leading tech industries. (For example, we worked on computers in schools, solar power tax initiatives, biotechnology regulations, engineering education, enterprise zones, and the like.)

• Started work in the Legislature initially as an Assembly Fellow.

Education Policy Analyst

California Post-Secondary Education Commission

September 1980September 1981 (1 year 1 month) Sacramento, California Area

Policy Analyst for this state agency which served as the planning and research group for California's three systems of public higher education.

Josh Newman's Education

Harvard Business School



Activities and Societies: Elected Publisher of the weekly school newspaper (Harbus News), Earned first-year honors in four subjects.

University of California, Davis

B.A., European Intellectual History


Self-designed individual major in history, literature, philosophy and art history.

Activities and Societies: Elected Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

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