Who We Are
Tusk Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in New York City. TVP invests in early-stage technology startups operating in heavily regulated markets, or creating new business models where no regulatory framework exists. Our edge stems from our ability to understand regulatory risks better than other venture funds and help our portfolio companies execute against those risks by providing regulatory, political, and media support to our founders.
TVP has the flexibility to invest patient capital into the most ambitious startups that are targeting large markets and solving complex problems. Our unique approach has helped us identify and support companies in some of the most exciting new verticals including micro-mobility (Bird), digital health (Ro, Wheel), insurance (Lemonade), and sustainability (Sunday).
There are 17,000 startups in the U.S. and if you’re one of them, you’re either trying to disrupt a traditional industry – transportation, energy, health care, insurance, finance, hospitality, gaming – or create an entirely new one. If we know one thing, it’s that politicians and entrenched interests typically don’t thank you for the disruption, they punch back.
That’s where we come in.
As the technology landscape continues to evolve, the most innovative companies increasingly require expertise navigating the political, regulatory and media environment. TVP is a strategic investor that provides startups with the political, regulatory and operational expertise necessary to operate at full speed.
Working with Bradley and his team was indispensable during Lemonade’s early days. Their know-how and execution are paramount.
Co-Founder & CEO, Lemonade
Nobody else does what we do.
We are the first and only venture fund dedicated to working with and investing in startups in regulated industries. We combine politics, technology and investing in a way that’s never been done before.