Joseph Malchow is cofounder of Publir and an active technology investor. He is an occasional contributor to The Wall Street Journal. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper profiled him in 2008. In 2012 he was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Stanford University.
He cofounded Publir in 2010. Today Publir represents the widest-reaching political digital advertising exchange in the U.S. Its platform is trusted by publications from The Atlantic to RealClearPolitics, reaching a total of more than 40 million Americans and many more globally. Publir ads and media properties move minds and markets every day, and represent one of the world’s top-ranked consortia by traffic.
Joe has been an active investor since 2013, originating equity investments in private technology companies in the Palo Alto-San Francisco corridor.
In 2010 Joe created the Next Generation Fellows Program at the Hoover Institution at Stanford; he has hosted discussions with prominent economists, politicians, and historians.
In 2008 he served as Robert L. Bartley Fellow with The Wall Street Journal, writing extensively on economics and business. His writing has been published in, among others, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Far Eastern Economic Review, and the publications of the Manhattan Institute.
Between 2004 and 2008 he drove one of the most innovative reform campaigns in higher education. This extended campaign eventually placed four independent trustees on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the first Ivy League institution to benefit from such independent directors. He is also the creator of Dartblog, the most widely read publication in the Ivy League, and is part of the team behind the pioneering Power Line blog, which is widely read in Washington.
In 1998 Joe founded JetWare, which created the first mobile applications for students and teachers. JetWare shipped tens of thousands of copies of its software products for the then-nascent Palm OS. The New York Times covered JetWare in 1999.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Teneo Network, Inc., a national non-profit organization; of the National Civic Art Society in Washington, D.C.; and of Lincoln Network in San Francisco, Calif. He is a member of the International Affairs Network at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford.
Originally from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Joe is a 2008 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar. He studied at the Law and Business schools of Stanford University, receiving a J.D. in 2013. He lives in Menlo Park, California.