About

Joshua Cohen

Managing Partner

 
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Joshua Cohen leverages his years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and adviser to give large organizations the tools and know how they need to move and act with speed, agility, and creativity.  He guides GIANT Innovation’s clients to develop cutting edge products, services and business models with minimal resource expenditures using the same Lean Startup Methodology that he has applied in his startup career.

Joshua has deep roots in technology-intensive sectors, having founded and built startups in both Europe and the U.S., including Germany-based iPharro, a spinoff of Germany’s world-renowned Fraunhofer Organization, and NYC-based Ganxy. He is the former co-head of US investments for SevenVentures, the venture capital division of one of Germany’s largest media companies. As an entrepreneur-in-residence, he’s worked as part of the core team at Citibank's D10X program, helping Citibank create and roll out an unprecedented number of new startups within the organization.

Through many years of international work and living, he’s developed a deep global network and continues to advise startups and companies all over the world. A fluent German speaker (with a smattering of French), he is responsible for all of GIANT’s European practices. He serves as an adjunct professor at the European School of Management and Technology where he teaches entrepreneurship. Joshua is a graduate of Princeton University with an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and additional studies at the University of Cologne.

 

 

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Quote

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." Shunryu Suzuki

Book

The Book, by Alan Watts

Innovation

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