Joe Platnick

Joe Platnick is CEO of FutureBound, an educational video game developer founded at the University of Southern California focused on developing college readiness and access skills for middle- and high-school youth. Prior to FutureBound he was a Partner with Pan Pacific Capital Ltd. With offices in New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan and the US, the firm provides Venture Capital financing for the Digital Media, Life Sciences and Cleantech sectors. Since 2004, he has also been an Angel investor in Southern California and is Director Emeritus of the Pasadena Angels, one of the largest Angel groups in the US.  Joe’s career has included executive, board, and sales/marketing management positions with Fortune 500 and startup companies. He has been a frequent speaker and blogger on entrepreneurship for many local and international events. Joe holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT.


  • Executive Management & Board Member
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Product Development


  • Digital Media
  • Internet
  • Mobile and Wireless
  • IT/Software
  • Clean Technologies/Renewables