Josh Buckley

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Josh Buckley
Born February 1992 (age 23)
Kent, England,[1][2]
Residence San Francisco, United States
Nationality British
Occupation CEO at MinoMonsters, Entrepreneur
Awards Forbes 30 under 30, Inc 30 under 30

Joshua Buckley (born 22 February 1992) is a British technology entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and CEO of MinoMonsters.[3] He is best known for being the youngest CEO to raise money from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.[2][4][5][6] In 2012, Buckley was named to Forbes magazine's 30 under 30.[7] Buckley was named to Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 [8] in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Buckley was born and raised in Kent, England. After beginning as a freelance programmer at the age of 11, he sold his first company at the age of 15, for a reported high six figure sum.[3][9] At age 16, Buckley started travelling and investing. He funded the creation of DailyBooth,[10] which later raised $7 million from Ignition Partners and Sequoia Capital.[11]

Buckley graduated secondary school in 2010 and chose not to attend college, despite a set of "great" offers.[11] He immigrated to San Francisco, California to participate in Y Combinator. During this time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took an interest in Buckley and his company.[12]



In 2011, Buckley raised $2 million in seed funding for his startup MinoMonsters. MinoMonsters launched their first product for the iPhone in December 2011. It has since become the #1 grossing iPhone game in 22 countries worldwide.


  1. ^ "'Pokemon'-like 'MinoMonsters' heading to iPhones - SFGate". 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b Tomio Geron. "With Big-Name Investors, MinoMonsters Wants To Be Zynga Of Mobile". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Joshua Buckley". San Francisco Chronicle. November 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "MinoMonsters Nabs $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, And More For Mobile Monster Battles". TechCrunch. November 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "19-Year Old Joshua Buckley is Youngest CEO to Ever Secure Funding from Investment Giant Andreessen Horowitz". MarketWatch. November 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "19-Year Old Joshua Buckley is Youngest CEO to Ever Secure Funding from Investment Giant Andreessen Horowitz". Yahoo. November 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Forbes 30 under 30". Forbes. December 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Inc 30 under 30". Inc. May 2013. Retrieved May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Josh Buckley – From London to San Francisco". October 2011. Retrieved April 2012. 
  10. ^ "The dailybooth story". Feb 2009. Retrieved April 2012. 
  11. ^ a b ""In the Studio," MinoMonsters’ Josh Buckley Chronicles His Quest to Constantly Create". April 2012. Retrieved April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Y Combinator Is Boot Camp for Startups". Wired. June 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 

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