I’m Joseph Lam.

I’m an endlessly curious 23-year-old entrepreneur on a lifelong mission to raise the quality of life worldwide, starting with the people around me. For the past 5 years, I’ve worked with startups, built an award-winning health tech company in college, now democratizing peer learning and mentoring within high-growth companies.

I didn’t make it here alone — I owe everything to the people who have taken a stand for my growth and continue to support me along my journey.

When I’m not working, I train in circus arts with a speciality in hand balancing. In a previous life I competed for the United States in 7 world cups and earned 8 national medals in the sport of fencing.

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2018 ~ Present

Founding Team of LifeGyde. We help companies engage their employees and create a culture of continuous learning through organization-wide mentoring and coaching.

LifeGyde has become my second family. Building this rocketship alongside these incredible people has been one of the most rewarding growth experiences of my life.

Our Mission: A world where work enables us find identity, purpose, and community wherever we go.



2016 ~ 2018

Founder & CEO of Brainbuild. We provided an automated nutrition scheduling system that optimized the timing of meals, snacks, hydration, and sleep events based on a person's unique daily schedule.

Brainbuild was my first company, where I took what I learned from having daily routines as an athlete and embarked on a journey to provide those insights to as many other athletes as possible.

Our Mission: Help humanity thrive by enabling people to make better health decisions at the best times each day.



Circus Arts

2018 ~ Present

I discovered my passion for this discipline when I took my first hand balancing class in February of 2018, and have since fallen in love with its incredible community.

Circus Center is another home of mine, where I train in San Francisco. Find me here balancing on my hands, benches, and chairs, occasionally dabbling in aerial, contortion, juggling, and ballet. Join me!



2008 ~ 2017

For the first 5 years I practiced 6 days a week for 49 weeks of the year—training, coaching, and competing around the world in countries like France, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austria, China, and the Czech Republic.

These years profoundly shaped me into who I am today.

  • 8x U.S. National Medalist

  • 7x World Cup Competitor

  • 2x Pacific Coast Championships Gold Medalist

  • U.S. National Traveling Team

  • NCAA National Championships Competitor

  • Duke University DI Varsity Fencing Team

  • Guest Coach at the Beijing Olympic Village


A 3-part email template that helped me leave my comfort zone and start a company in college