Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Josh Fried

Solana Foundation

Head of Commerce Business Development


Josh Fried leads Web3 commerce business development for Solana Foundation. Previously, Josh spent a decade at Google, launching and leading Waze's peer-to-peer carpool service, and building and managing a BD team charged with creating better shopping experiences across properties. Before joining Google, Josh built and managed digital media brands for NBC-Universal, including leading destination websites for pet owners, food lovers, moms and baby boomers. Josh’s career began on the content side of the media world, holding editorial roles at Stanford's alumni magazine. Josh earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Stanford and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He loves authentic food, adventurous travel, and college sports. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs