Joelle Fox

CFO & Operating Partner,
Tech Square Ventures

Joelle Fox

Being raised in a highly competitive family, Joelle took her father’s experience playing minor league baseball for the Cubs, along with his time as a finance executive, and applied it directly to her own career in the business world.

After studying finance and accounting at the University of Tennessee, Joelle joined PwC as an auditor. Following nearly a decade at the firm, she transitioned into the world of startups, helping accelerate growth through M&A transactions. She joined iXL, an internet services company that grew to over $400M in annualized revenue and completed an IPO during the dot-com era. While there, she led financial due diligence on iXL’s 40 acquisitions, with her first acquisition target being Blake Patton’s company, Swan Media.

Looking to get into earlier stage startups, Joelle joined Velocity Medical Solutions which commercialized technology developed at Emory University in the oncology space. Sitting alongside a team of scientists, engineers and medical professionals, she was the first business-oriented person at the company. She helped lead the company’s growth to 30+ employees and an acquisition by Varian Medical Systems, where she worked post-acquisition.

Joelle joined TSV after a gathering with Blake, Bill Nussey, and other members of the iXL group whose relationships formed years ago. As CFO and Operating Partner, Joelle manages operations, treasury, fund administration and accounting, supports the investment process, and assists portfolio companies with financial and operating strategies.

Outside of work, Joelle likes to apply her competitive nature to fitness, travel and any adventures her friends and family want to pursue.