We are drawn to founders who question why things “can’t be done”, who challenge consumer norms, and don’t want to back down from incumbents.
We raised our first dedicated venture capital fund in late 2016. Since then, we’ve invested in over 20 startups including Lemonade, Bird, Ro, Kodiak, Alma, and Sunday to name a few. We work closely with our founders to support them in every way possible, from traditional platform functions to strategic communications, and political and regulatory support at every level of government across the United States.
We’re a young firm building a new model for venture investing. Because we’re not working off a template, every investment professional has the chance to make a meaningful contribution. This role is not to just about keeping the trains running on time, but helping us continue to build a top-tier venture capital firm. We put a premium on independence, candor, and transparency. We believe in holding people accountable and letting them succeed on their merits.
We are based in New York, but invest across the U.S. We typically make initial investments post-product, at the early stage (Seed and Series A), across almost all industries (except biotech), but focus more on consumer than enterprise.
The analyst role
As a part of the investment team, you’ll be responsible for helping source new opportunities, performing due diligence on potential investments, and playing a part in the firm’s on-going operations. You’ll be an important member of our team and will work closely with the Partners and other team members to support the firm and our growing portfolio. Your day to day responsibilities will vary widely and you’ll have to be comfortable managing multiple projects and tasks all at once. As an analyst at Tusk, you’ll have the opportunity to work across any number of industries and business models while developing your own skillset and investment ideas.
To succeed in the role, you’ll need a passion for technology and startups, the ability to thrive in unstructured environment, and the scrappiness to jump into projects and learn on the fly. You’ll need to perform well under pressure and have the drive to push yourself while maintain the compassion, empathy, maturity, and emotional intelligence to do so with an acute sense of self-awareness.
Everyone here operates with an “owner’s mindset.” While you will receive substantial mentorship, it will up to you to manage your own time and find your own voice as a member of the team.
Candidates should have 1-4 years of work experience and a demonstrated, sustained interest in startups, technology, and growing their professional networks. Previous experience in venture capital, growth equity, private equity, investment banking or management consulting is not required. Sound judgement, attitude, intelligence, and work ethic will trump “applicable” skills.
The position is based out of New York, and will report to a Managing Partner.
How to apply
Fill out the application below and share links to any relevant online profiles, writing/work samples, etc. that can help us get to know you better. Cover letters are not required – seriously.
We will select candidates from the submission pool for initial interviews with our team. After initial interviews, candidates will be asked to perform a written case study, and finalists can expect to meet with various members of our team again. The right fit is critical, so we will be accepting applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis until the hire is made.
Tusk Venture Partners, Tusk Ventures, and Tusk Holdings are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We believe that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
If interested, please apply here.