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Outstanding Alumni Awards

Joshua Wolfe ’99

Joshua WolfeJoshua Wolfe is a dedicated Cornellian and successful entrepreneur in the niche markets where business and science intersect. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital and focuses on emerging technologies in the physical and life sciences. Wolfe manages Lux’s investments in Nanosys, Cambrios, and Siluria, and he serves on the boards of directors of Kurion, Silicon Clocks, Crystal IS, and Lux Research.

Science and business were interests Wolfe nurtured at Cornell, and prior to venturing into the financial world, he conducted AIDS-immunopathology research. He then worked at Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, and Prudential Securities before forming Lux Capital.

An active member of the Cornell community, Wolfe is a frequent guest lecturer in business, entrepreneurship, and engineering classes. He has underwritten and run an intern program for Cornell students and advises Cornell faculty on turning research into marketable technologies.

Wolfe is passionate about science, inner-city education, and kids’ deep desire to learn. He serves as co-founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Coney Island Prep and has been actively involved with the East Harlem School at Exodus House for more than a decade.

Wolfe is a columnist with Forbes, editor for the “Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report,” and host of a show on the Forbes Video Network. He has been invited to the White House and Capitol Hill to advise on nanotechnology and emerging technologies and is a frequent guest on CNBC and CNN.

Wolfe graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in agricultural business management and marketing. He resides in New York City, N.Y., with his wife Lauren, CALS ’00.