Building a Thriving eCommerce Ecosystem with Joshua Awad, USNA ‘02

Dec 9, 2022 | 10X Vets, USNA

“For me, it’s about creating as much value as you can and sharing it amongst as many people as you can. The bigger the community, the bigger the opportunity…I get a lot of joy from being around other people and working with other people. ”
– Joshua Awad (USNA ‘02)

Navy Veteran, Joshua Awad is the Co-Founder of OnePet, a portfolio of digitally native companies in the veterinary and pet care space. He is also a Partner at eGateway Capital, a late-stage venture capital firm that invests in high-growth technology companies and operates as an M&A advisory practice that enables the future of eCommerce. Josh served as a Surface Warfare Officer from 2002-2008 after graduating from the Naval Academy and also holds master’s degrees from Oklahoma University and Harvard Business School.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Josh got started in eCommerce after serving in the Navy
  • The stories behind Josh’s different eCommerce business ventures 
  • How eGateway Capital functions as an eCommerce ecosystem and who it’s for
  • The thriving community eGateway Capital is building through its investment fund
  • Why Veterans make great business partners

Josh also shares some of eGateway Capital’s short-term and long-term goals, including plans to build the company into a $1 billion platform over the next 10 years. We enjoyed hearing the story of how Josh transitioned from the military into eCommerce, learning about the first products he sold online and hearing some of his eCommerce war stories. We love that Josh is building a supportive community through his businesses and can’t wait to see how it continues to grow and thrive.

Connect with Josh:

If you found this episode valuable, please share it with a friend or colleague. If you are a Service Academy graduate and want to take your business to the next level, you can join our supportive community and get started today.

Subscribe and help out the show:

Special thanks to Josh for joining me this week. Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

Share This