Josh Lubov is the Chief Financial Officer of Longwood Fund. Josh brings over twenty-five years of professional experience to his position at Longwood Fund. During his career, Josh served in a variety of finance-related leadership roles, including most recently as CFO for Collaborative Fund, a New York City headquartered early-stage venture capital firm. At Collaborative Fund, Josh was responsible for managing the firm’s financial, legal, operational, and administrative functions. During Josh’s over five-year tenure at Collaborative Fund, he helped successfully scale the firm’s platform, enabling significant growth in team headcount, LP commitments and product offerings. This included contributing to the strategy and launch of several new funds and investment related business lines. Josh supported all elements of Collaborative Fund’s investment activities and assisted with numerous portfolio realizations, including leading the firm’s secondary sale process, navigating public market liquidity opportunities, and facilitating several in-kind distributions.
Prior to his time at Collaborative Fund, Josh spent sixteen years at SoftBank in the US, holding a number of different financial leadership roles supporting SoftBank’s investment activities outside of Japan. Josh left SoftBank in 2016 as their US-based CFO. While at SoftBank, Josh was heavily involved in managing SoftBank’s investment and corporate development initiatives in the US. This included work with SoftBank’s investments in several US-based tech companies, such as Yahoo!, E*Trade, UTStarcom, and Zynga. As SoftBank’s investment strategy evolved, Josh assisted with the deal execution and integration of SoftBank’s nearly $22B acquisition of Sprint and approximately $2B acquisition of Brightstar. Josh was also involved in SoftBank’s early investments in SoFi, Coupang, DiDi, Grab, WeWork and many others. Josh was actively engaged in supporting SoftBank Capital, a separately managed tech and media focused venture capital firm affiliated with SoftBank. In addition to this, Josh was responsible for managing a multibillion-dollar portfolio of LP fund interests held by Softbank in other US based venture and PE firms.
Josh started his career at Arthur Andersen’s Boston office, working in their audit and advisory practice. Josh is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. Josh earned his MBA with honors and a concentration in entrepreneurship from Babson College and his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Vermont.