Josh is a venture capitalist, celebrated four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, and New York Times bestselling author. He is the CEO and Managing Partner at Detroit Venture Partners, helping to drive the startup scene in Detroit. Previously, he served as the CEO and Chairman of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world, which he founded in 1999.
In addition to ePrize, he also founded, built, and successfully sold three other technology companies. He has also been on the Board of Directors of over 50 organizations including startups, a major hospital system, and several non-profits. He has been involved in raising over $120 million of venture capital and has served as an advisor to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
"I am delighted to contribute to the incredible momentum of Marketplace Homes," said Linkner. "Mike Kalis is a driven entrepreneur who is committed to innovation and reinventing a sleepy industry. I look forward to helping him navigate the challenges of quickly growing his team and business."
Commenting on the appointment, CEO Mike Kalis said, "We are a young company, and we need the expertise and experience that Josh brings as we continue to grow and change the world of real estate. In a couple of hours, Josh can solve problems that would take us months. We are so excited to have him in an advisory role at Marketplace Homes.”