- Rucker is a 13-year NFL veteran and played for four franchises, including the Oakland Raiders
- Rucker is also a two-time NCAA National Champion at USC
- Fortuna Investments was founded in 2015 by Justus Parmar
Fortuna Investments, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on high-growth industries, has named Frostee Rucker vice president of its West Coast office.
Rucker is a 13-year veteran of the National Football League and was a defensive lineman for four franchises, most recently playing for the Oakland Raiders. Prior to being drafted into the NFL in 2006, Rucker was a two-time NCAA National Champion at the University of Southern California.
Rucker’s previous investment and entrepreneurial experience includes founding Active Legends, a lifestyle brand and clothing company that pays homage to college athletes, and establishing tournament gaming app BlinC Games.
“I’ve learned a great deal about what it takes to succeed over the course of my professional football career,” Rucker said in a statement. “[Fortuna founder] Justus [Parmar] has built a dynamic team who share my passion for success while creating value and supporting progressive companies. “I’m excited to join a firm with a proven track record, where I can help identify these opportunities and guide management teams through their next phase of growth.”
Fortuna’s investments are concentrated in several high-growth sectors, including battery technologies, metals and mining, space, and clean technologies. The firm has led and advised on more than $500 million in VC transactions since its founding in 2015.