Joe Hurd

Joe Hurd


Joe is currently 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 & 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 Goco Group plc, a London-listed financial services, utilities and home services comparison 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 the American Swiss Foundation. 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, MA and graduated from Harvard Law School, Columbia University, and Harvard College. He currently lives in Los Altos, CA with his wife, daughter and two sons.