Josh Payne is a seasoned entrepreneur and technologist with a track record of success in various ventures. He is the co-founder of Autograph, a company that has raised over $200 million and focuses on next-generation fan experiences. Prior to this, he co-founded AccessBell, a video conferencing software solution that was acquired by Tata Group and is still in use within the organization today.
In the technical realm, Payne is an author on more than 20 papers and patents. He is also the creator of GPT-Migrate, which previously ranked #1 on GitHub Trending. His academic background is equally impressive, with multiple stints at Stanford University. He has researched LLMs and GNNs and served as the Head TA for a computer science course at Stanford's School of Engineering.
Payne was also part of the founding team of Marlin, a project with a fully diluted ATH market cap of over $2 billion. He holds an MS in Computer Science with a focus on AI from Stanford University School of Engineering, where he achieved a grade of 4.0. Additionally, he attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business for his MBA and founded the COVID-19 Response Lab and Ethics @ GSB during his time there. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Math & Computational Science with honors, along with a minor in Music from Stanford University.