Joshua Kushner is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and managing partner of Thrive Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm focused on technology and media investments. Since its founding in 2009, Thrive has raised $750 million, investing in companies including Instagram, Twitch, Warby Parker, Oscar, Spotify and Harry's. Joshua is also the co-CEO and co-founder of Oscar, the health insurance start-up transforming the healthcare industry through the use of technology, data and design. Founded in 2013, Oscar has raised $320 million in financing and currently has over 40,000 members. He has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35 and Crain’s 40 Under 40. Several of his portfolio companies have been named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 as well as Inc. Magazine’s 25 Most Audacious Companies.
Mario is the CEO and co-founder of Oscar, a health insurance start-up that is using technology, design, and data to help humanize and simplify healthcare. Previously, he co-founded the largest social gaming company in Latin America, where he led the company's analytics and game design practices. At Bridgewater Associates, Mario developed analytical trading models as a Senior Investment Associate. Prior to Bridgewater, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Europe, the U.S. and Brazil. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Mario wrote and co-authored 10 computer science publications, including one of the most-cited computer science papers published in the past decade, in which he developed an algorithm to securely compute trust in randomized networks. He holds a degree in computer science with highest distinction from the University of Hannover in Germany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.