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Joe Hurd
Operating Partner, SOSV

Joe is an Operating Partner with SOSV, leading commercialization, go-to-market, and corporate engagement efforts for a number of SOSV’s key portfolio companies. In this role, he works with key companies, investors, academics, and startups in Silicon Valley and around the globe. In response to the pandemic, Joe also leads SOSV’s COVID-19 response and commercialization efforts, working with SOSV portfolio companies, corporate partners, governments, and academic institutions on diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive approaches to the novel coronavirus.

Joe serves as a Non-Executive Director of Trustpilot Group plc, a London-listed online recommendations and services company and as a Venture Partner with Good Growth Capital (female-led investment fund) and advises numerous startups.

A seasoned executive, Joe built his career leading strategic business development and sales teams at Facebook, Gannett, AOL/TimeWarner, Friendster, and VideoEgg. Earlier, Joe served as a senior political appointee in the U.S. Commerce Department during President Obama’s first term (2009-2012), advising Secretaries of Commerce Locke and Bryson on international trade policy.

Committed to public service, Joe serves on the board of Menlo College and the Computer History Museum. He is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Joe grew up in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard Law School, Columbia University, and Harvard College. He currently lives in Los Altos, California with his wife, daughter, and two sons.