Joe Botsch

Investor

Joe joined RTP in 2021 as an Investor in NYC. Prior to RTP, Joe was an Associate at OpenView where he specialized in enterprise software, supply chain, and infrastructure and security. He sourced and helped lead several new investments in these spaces such as Encamp. Before OV, he worked at MassChallenge as Head Research and Analytics, monitoring startup performance and sourcing, and was a local director of Founder Institute helping enterprise software and robotics startups run corporate pilots. He spent his early career as a Data Scientist and Product Manager in Boston focusing on B2B software. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Brandeis University.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of the job you do?

The best part is the ability to be constantly learning. There’s not many other jobs where you get to let your sense of curiosity lead the way and connect with people the way you can in venture. The conversations with founders and other investors have consistently helped me evolve my own theses on investment areas, and the stories you hear are always inspirational.

What qualities do you most admire in other people?

Integrity, humility, and curiosity

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Aside from reading, I love to spend time outdoors hiking and playing kickball or attending comedy shows in NYC.