Capital Business has a piece out today on a Maryland-based firm called Enlightenment Capital that is making some big money moves, and the co-founders happen to have ties to the think tank world.
One co-founder of the $80 million fund is Devin Talbott, the son of Brookings President Strobe Talbott. The other co-founder is Pierre Chao, a former Senior Fellow and Director of Defense-Industrial Initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He joined the defense-oriented think tank in 2003.
Talbott is on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Security Group, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Interestingly, the advisors to the firm read like an advisory board at a high-level Washington think tank.
Here is more about what Enlightenment Capital does.