NVCA Member Spotlight: Tusk Venture Partners

Welcome to our Member Spotlight series where we give a profile overview of our many diverse members. For this deep dive, we spoke to Jordan Nof, Managing Partner and co-founder of Tusk Venture Partners, to learn more about his firm.
Tell us about your firm. What makes it different?

My co-founder, Bradley Tusk, and I have different backgrounds. He spent most of his career in politics, and I was building my career as a professional venture capital investor. We came together and started Tusk Venture Partners when we realized no other firm understood the regulatory risks early startups would face as they continued to grow. We developed a thesis and playbook of investing in highly regulated markets and have been doing so for the past five years.

Together, our backgrounds allow us to understand regulatory risk better than any other fund and offer founders a platform that helps our portfolio companies execute against those risks like no other venture capital firm can.  Our portfolio includes some of the most transformative technology companies across fintech, transportation, and digital health sectors.

What defines your portfolio?

We are an early stage venture capital firm that invests in companies operating in highly regulated markets or is creating new business models where a regulatory framework may not exist yet. We are conviction-driven investors, which is apparent when you look at our concentrated approach to portfolio construction. A common thread you will see across the portfolio is what we call the “Tusk Edge.” With (Read more...)