Tusk Ventures

Tusk Ventures

A venture capital firm in New York that focuses on consumer technology startups operating in highly-regulated markets.

Tusk Ventures is a venture capital firm in New York that focuses on consumer technology startups operating in highly-regulated markets. Founded 2015 in New York, United States by Bradley Tusk and Jordan Nof, it invests in early stage ventures and seed. Its portfolio companies include Boost Insurance, Wheel, Boulder Care, Tend, Landline, Sunday, Alma Health, and Lyric. As of February 2020, Tusk Ventures has made 35 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 5, 2020, when Boost Insurance raised $14M. Tusk Ventures has had two exits, the most notable of which include FanDuel and Grove. Tusk Ventures has raised two funds, their latest being Tusk Venture Partners II. This fund was announced on December 18, 2019 and raised a total of $70M.

Timeline

2015

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Circle (company)

Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville.

Bird is a company developing a vehicle sharing platform for dockless electric scooters.

An insurance technology company using artificial intelligence and behavioural economics to offer home and renters insurance.

A company headquartered in New York City providing personalized ingredients to improve overall health and fitness.

Kodiak Robotics is a company founded by Paz Eshel.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Matthew Yale

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Bradley Tusk

CEO

Jordan Nof

Managing Partner, Head of Investments

Michaela Balderston

Vice President of Communications

Quinn Shean

Managing Director

Seth Webb

Managing Director

Solomon Hailu

Principal

Yoni Rechtman

Associate

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Tusk Ventures has closed its debut fund with $36 million

Connie Loizos

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Alma Health

Boost Insurance

Boulder Care

Landline

Lyric

Sunday

Tend

Wheel

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Kate Clark
December 18, 2019
TechCrunch
Bird, Coinbase backer Tusk Venture Partners secures $70M.

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