Josh Wolfe

Chairman of Coney Island Prep on growing up in Coney Island and the charter school's first 15 years

Josh Wolfe shares memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1980s and early '90s, including passing under the boardwalk to go to the beach, getting fired from his first job as a teen, attending Mark Twain for junior high, and riding the Cyclone roller coaster.

Wolfe has served as chairman of Coney Island Prep since the charter school was founded 15 years ago. "It's been amazing to watch it succeed," he says. The school opened in 2009 with "The Class of 2024," ninety fifth graders who will graduate from college this year. 

Josh Wolfe is a co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital, a science and tech venture capital firm which he says "invests in entrepreneurs who are trying to invent the future."