Bruce Karsh Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 3

Bruce Karsh General Information


Mr. Bruce Karsh is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Oaktree Capital Management. He is a Co-Executive Chairman of aXiomatic. He is also a Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Football Club. He serves as the Portfolio Manager for Oaktree's distressed debt funds and the managers of all of Oaktree's private funds report to him. Mr. Karsh serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Duke University's investment management company. He serves as Board Member at Sequoia Heritage, Golden State Warriors and Charter Communications. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as a Trustee at Karsh Family Foundation. He is an Angel Investor. He previously served as Chairman at Tribune Media. He is actively involved in managing the firm. Prior to co-founding Oaktree, Mr. Karsh was a Managing Director of TCW and its affiliate, TCW Asset Management Company and the portfolio manager of the Special Credits Funds for seven years. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Karsh worked as an Assistant to the Chairman of Sun Life Insurance Company of America and of SunAmerica, its parent. Prior to that, he was an attorney with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. Before working at O'Melveny & Myers, Mr. Karsh served as an appellate clerk to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, presently Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Karsh holds an A.B. degree in Economics summa cum laude from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Other Investor Types
Limited Partner
Corporate Office
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States

Bruce Karsh Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Radian Aerospace 01-Jan-2020 Seed Round 00.00 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
aXiomatic 25-Oct-2018 00000 00000 0000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
Forem 07-Sep-2018 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
aXiomatic 11-Apr-2018 Early Stage VC 0000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00

Bruce Karsh Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Bruce Karsh Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Bruce Karsh JD Angel Investor 00 00 0 Los Angeles, CA

Bruce Karsh Co-Investors (4)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Batshit Crazy Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Globalive Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Gregg Engles 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Space Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Bruce Karsh FAQs

  • Who is Bruce Karsh?

    Bruce Karsh is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Bruce Karsh?

    Bruce Karsh is an angel investor.

  • What does Bruce Karsh do?

    As an angel investor, Bruce Karsh invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Bruce Karsh invested in?

    Bruce Karsh has made numerous investments in companies like Radian Aerospace, aXiomatic, and Forem within the Aerospace and Defense, Private Equity, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Bruce Karsh invested in recently?

    Bruce Karsh's latest investment was on 01-Jan-2020 in Radian Aerospace, a company within the Aerospace and Defense industry.

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