Tusk Ventures was founded in 2015 after co-founder and current CEO Bradley Tusk helped Uber find the start-up cash required to get the company off the ground.
Tusk realized that other start-up companies would require funding as well. Tusk Ventures was the first venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage startups in regulated industries.
In December 2019, the company closed its second fund within four years, a $70 million investment vehicle to invest in startups that need to navigate regulations and the risk associated with them.
Tusk is also known for helping political candidates, such as Mike Bloomberg’s presidential run in 2020.
Headquarters for Tusk Ventures are located in New York, New York.