Josh Feinblum is a cofounder of Stavvy, a Boston-based fintech company, where he leads product, engineering, people, and finance. A lifelong technologist, Josh has focused on entrepreneurship, financial services, cybersecurity, privacy, and anti-fraud technology. Josh has been responsible for building and leading teams — from niche startups to large federal agencies — tackling some of the world’s largest fraud, abuse, and security challenges.
Before Stavvy, Josh served as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at DigitalOcean, one of the world’s largest public-facing cloud providers, where he oversaw the legal operations, trust & safety, security, and fraud & abuse teams. Josh also operated as the CSO at Rapid7, an industry-leading cybersecurity company, where he launched their security organization, functioned as a corporate spokesperson, and was a member of the product leadership team.
Josh has invested tremendous time working on broader societal issues caused by technology. This work includes being one of the initial members of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P). Originating out of the Belfer Center, D3P is a bi-partisan team launched before the 2018 midterm elections to protect democratic processes from cyber and information attacks. Josh was one of the initial authors and key technical experts for multiple playbooks designed to educate and enable campaign’s and state and local election officials to run safer elections.
In addition to his operational and philanthropic background, Josh serves as a venture partner at F-Prime Capital, where he evaluates and advises startups of all stages across multiple verticals, and functions as a professional advisor at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Josh earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.