Virginie Raphael

Virginie is an early-stage investor and advisor. She was most recently a Managing Director at Tusk Strategies where she spent the past eight years providing regulatory and political guidance and investing in early-stage founders operating in highly regulated industries. As a pre-seed investor and advisor, Virginie actively supports founders and funders who are solving impactful problems at scale while demonstrating relentless focus on execution. Leveraging over a decade of experience in banking, venture capital, and public policy, Virginie assists founders to strategically position and grow businesses in the health, agtech, and supply-chain space.

Prior to Tusk, Virginie was a Vice President in Public Finance at Barclays, participating in all aspects of transaction origination including bond structuring, cashflow modeling, credit rating presentation, marketing and investor relations, and deal execution.

Virginie graduated from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a Master’s Degree in Law and Diplomacy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Institute for Political Sciences (Sciences Po) in France.