Joseph N. Sanberg is an entrepreneur and investor harnessing the power of innovation to improve the quality of life for all. He is Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Advisors for Aspiration.com, an online financial firm with a conscience - that delivers banking and investing services built for everyone. A founding investor in Blue Apron, the leading provider of home-delivered, moderately priced ready-to-prepare meals for individuals and families, Sanberg is also actively involved in a range of other fast growing companies, including Bright Funds, which helps consumers support the causes they care about, and IVY.com, the leading social university that brings people together to create positive change in the world.
Sanberg believes entrepreneurs have an important role to play in improving public policy and encouraging public service. He is a leader of a number of public service organizations, including serving as a governor of the Jefferson Awards Foundation, which engages over 1 million young people each year in volunteerism and public service. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy.
Understanding that California’s future is dependent on all of its citizens having real opportunity to succeed economically, Sanberg founded Golden State Opportunity Foundation - a platform to support meaningful efforts to create economic security for all Californians through a program of research, analysis, public information and education. An initial project of the Foundation is CalEITC4Me, a statewide outreach campaign to encourage Californians to claim the the state and federal earned income tax credits (EITC) – fostering economic opportunity and financial security for California’s working families and individuals.
Sanberg began his career as an analyst at Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. He joined Tiger Global Management in 2004, becoming a Managing Director during a period of strong performance for the firm; he left in 2009 to pursue his current activities.
A native of Southern California, Sanberg attended Servite High School in Anaheim where he has created an International Leadership Program that supports students learning Mandarin and visiting China. Sanberg graduated from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude.
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