Joah Spearman is founder and CEO of Localeur. Localeur has been called one of the best travel apps by The Today Show, Forbes and The Guardian, and has raised funds from Capital Factory, Central Texas Angel Network, Houston Angel Network, San Antonio Angel Network, and dozens of entrepreneurs and executives around the country.
He has been called one of the top voices in tech by LinkedIn, and has been a frequent speaker at conferences and classrooms from the Wharton School of Business to South by Southwest. Joah was named one of the Top 10 Black Innovators of 2014 by MVMT 50 ("Movement 50"), Emerging Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Austin Black Chamber in 2013, and is a four-time finalist for Austin’s Under 40 Awards. He is also the co-author of (Univ. of Texas Press).
Before Localeur, Spearman was the director of operations and strategic initiatives at Bazaarvoice in the leadup to their 2012 IPO, co-founded an experiential marketing agency which worked closely with SXSW and ESPN X Games, and earlier served as a social media and communications adviser to companies ranging from FedEx to Volkswagen. Joah is co-chair of the board of directors for AIDS Services of Austin and a board member of KLRU-TV (Austin's PBS affiliate).
You can follow him on Twitter:@joahspearman
He will be live on Feb 13 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.