Bradley Tusk

Three counterintuitive 2023 predictions about Musk, SBF and even Kraft

Bradley Tusk — who spent his early career in Democratic politics and later became a consultant and lobbyist for private companies battling regulators — spends much of his time these days a

How to launch a startup into a regulated market, according to Bradley Tusk

Politician turned venture capitalist Bradley Tusk recently spoke at a TechCrunch Live event on how startups should approach regulation. Dibbs CEO and co-founder Evan Vandenberg joined Tusk in the conv

Bradley Tusk is seizing the moment: ‘We’re investing, we’re incubating, we’ve got SPACs’

Whether or not we’re at some kind of tipping point right now, venture investors, old and new, have done very well in recent years, with their limited partners notching the biggest gains in decad

Talking SPACs with investor Bradley Tusk

Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemona

Edtech startups find demand from an unlikely customer: Public schools

School district technology budgets are tight. But Kami CEO and founder Hengjie Wang wanted to make his company’s digital classroom product a go-to tool anyway. He landed on trying to disrupt the

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era

Bradley Tusk has carved a unique path in the VC investment landscape: A longtime political and communications operative, he has built a track record for Tusk Ventures by going after highly regulated i

Join a Live Q&A with Bradley Tusk Today at 1pm ET/10am PT

Bradley Tusk is relatively unique among investors. Where other VCs shy away from heavily regulated industries and businesses, Tusk leans in. The Tusk Ventures founder and CEO has investments that incl

Political ‘fixer’ Bradley Tusk closes second fund on $70M

Bird, Coinbase backer Tusk Venture Partners secures $70M.

Startups Weekly: Will the Seattle tech scene ever reach its full potential?

In this week's newsletter: WeWork files confidentially for IPO, Lyft loses scooter head and Magic Leap raises MORE money.

Early Uber advisor Bradley Tusk looks back — and forward — as its IPO fast approaches

Bradley Tusk’s story is well-known by now. A political operative who managed Michael Bloomberg’s successful third mayoral campaign, Tusk soon turned a bonus from his powerful boss into an

Uber’s IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected

New analysis pegs the ride-hailing giant's initial market cap at around $90 billion, $14 billion higher than its latest private valuation and a whole $30 billion lower than early estimates from Wall S

Political ‘fixer’ Bradley Tusk seeks $70M for Tusk Ventures’ sophomore fund

Led by early Uber investor and advisor Bradley Tusk, the firm has invested in Bird, Coinbase, Eaze and several others.

Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Uber’s IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

Hello! Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As you know, typically, a few of us try cramming into the Equity podca

Tusk Ventures has closed its debut fund with $36 million

Bradley Tusk, a former political operative who helps companies launch political-style campaigns, runs several businesses. One of them, Tusk Ventures, has been working with startups for a couple of ye

Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

Tusk Ventures has hailed the former general manager of Uber’s New York operations, Josh Mohrer, as its new managing director. Mohrer’s departure comes at a tough time for Uber. The compan

Hear Bradley Tusk speak on startups and politics at our DC meetup

We're excited to announce that Bradley Tusk, head of Tusk Ventures and former Deputy Governor of the state of Illinois, will be joining us at our Meetup and pitch competition in DC next week.

Bradley Tusk points out the bright side of Trump presidency in memo to portfolio companies

Tusk Holdings, the parent company for Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies, is an investor in many of the most notable startups in the land, including Uber, FanDuel, and Handy. With a diverse and rich po

Bradley Tusk, Hemant Taneja and Ted Ullyot are talking policy at Disrupt SF

It’s a question every major startup must answer eventually: What do you do when the regulators come knocking? The answer varies depending on who you ask — for Uber, the solution used to be hol

Silicon Valley’s favorite fixer: Bradley Tusk

Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk’s net worth (he says he hasn’t sol