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Josh Maher

Josh Maher - Editor

San Diego, CA, United States

10+ years freelancing focused on new technologies. From dreaming of technologies in the future to building tech businesses today.

Overview

Josh Maher is a world renowned author, speaker, and investor with a passion for finance and innovation. His bestselling books and keynote speeches bring audiences along his journey exploring these aspects of society.

He is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups. Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies. You can learn more about the book and get additional material on the Startup Wealth website.

Josh collaborated on his second book, How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks: An Investors' Guide to Building Wealth in Private Companies, with serial entrepreneur Manny Fernandez. Manny is also a sought after speaker, leading expert on crowdfunding, and CEO and co-founder of.

He's a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community, President of Seattle Angel, a non-profit focused on education at the intersection of startups and angel investing. Seattle Angel launched the highly successful Seattle Angel Conference and recently launched the Seattle Angel Fund. He regularly teaches local courses on angel investing, raising capital, and portfolio management around the world.

Josh is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and private angel and entrepreneurial meetings and workshops. An angel investor himself, is an advisor to Flight.vc, a collection of syndicates lead by Gil Penchina, has been consulting, mentoring, and advising startups since 2007.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics Finance & Accounting

Work experience

Senior Content Developer

Microsoft

June, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

- Own the content experience for Office 365 enterprise onboarding.
- Building content customization and automation system as a modern form of software documentation.
- Develop storyboards and curriculum for web and in-person learning.

Author and editor

Josh Maher is self-employed

February, 2004 – Present (almost 13 years)

- Freelance technical writer developing professional exams, coursework, and whitepapers for Fortune 500 companies.
- Author of two books on investing in early stage businesses (2015, 2016)
- Blog and article writer for TechCrunch, StartupGrind, GeekWire, Benzinga, SeekingAlpha, and other media outlets.
- Author of two technical books on Exchange Server 2007 (2008)
- Technical editor of two books on Microsoft technology
- Analyst for Ziff Davis and Ferris Research

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Professional Windows PowerShell for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Joezer Cookey-Gam, Brendan Keane, Jeffrey Rosen, Jonathan Runyon, Joel Stidley

Dramatically improve your implementation and administration of Exchange Server 2007 with the PowerShell tips contained in Professional Windows® PowerShellTM for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1. Discover the ins and outs of PowerShell, including how to deploy, configure, manage, and maintain your Exchange environment. Explore Windows PowerShell and the Exchange Server 2007 Management Shell ... read more

Dramatically improve your implementation and administration of Exchange Server 2007 with the PowerShell tips contained in Professional Windows® PowerShellTM for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1. Discover the ins and outs of PowerShell, including how to deploy, configure, manage, and maintain your Exchange environment. Explore Windows PowerShell and the Exchange Server 2007 Management Shell ... read more

Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Companion, Second Edition

Walter Glenn, Scott Lowe, Joshua Maher

Get your mission-critical messaging and collaboration systems up and running with the essential guide to deploying and managing Exchange Server 2007, now updated for SP1. This comprehensive administrator’s reference covers the full range of server and client deployments, unified communications, security features, performance optimization, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. It also include... read more

Get your mission-critical messaging and collaboration systems up and running with the essential guide to deploying and managing Exchange Server 2007, now updated for SP1. This comprehensive administrator’s reference covers the full range of server and client deployments, unified communications, security features, performance optimization, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. It also include... read more

Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups

Josh Maher

Startup investors are achieving 20%, 40%, and higher rates of return. Whether you’re investing in early-stage companies, raising capital for your startup, or just interested in how angel investors really make their money, Startup Wealth will unravel the mystery surrounding startup capital. STARTUP WEALTH delivers engaging interviews with early- stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Ub... read more

Startup investors are achieving 20%, 40%, and higher rates of return. Whether you’re investing in early-stage companies, raising capital for your startup, or just interested in how angel investors really make their money, Startup Wealth will unravel the mystery surrounding startup capital. STARTUP WEALTH delivers engaging interviews with early- stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Ub... read more

How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks: An Investors Guide to Building Wealth in Private Companies

Manny Fernandez, Josh Maher

How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks: An Investors’ Guide to Building Wealth in Private CompaniesBuild wealth like billionaire investor Chris Sacca by investing in Pre-IPO shares of private companies. How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks outlines the changing legal landscape that is creating an opportunity for every day investors to invest in private companies and profit.Betw... read more

How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks: An Investors’ Guide to Building Wealth in Private CompaniesBuild wealth like billionaire investor Chris Sacca by investing in Pre-IPO shares of private companies. How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks outlines the changing legal landscape that is creating an opportunity for every day investors to invest in private companies and profit.Betw... read more

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