At SeventySix Capital, we focus part of our investing strategy on the intersection of sports and technology. Our team, partners and portfolio companies are directly impacting the evolving landscape of sports.
We back entrepreneurs who are leading this charge because we are bullish that there will be amazing innovations to come in the sports tech industry. We also believe that athletes themselves are the next great entrepreneurs and investors. The traits that athletes possess — dedication, relentless pursuit of positive results and the ability to assess a situation quickly— seamlessly translates to investing and business.
Ryan Howard has experience working with the CEOs of top brands which is critically important to the success of SeventySix Capital portfolio companies. He has invested in several businesses, real estate projects and professional gaming team NRG Esports alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Rollins, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez.
Rubicon Talent is a sports and entertainment agency based in New York City. Led by sports marketing veterans Peter Raskin, Dave Maryles, Jonathan Salant, and Brandon Swibel, Rubicon represents a wide range of clients including MLB legend Cal Ripken, Jr., NFL All-Pro Running Back, DeMarco Murray, Denver Broncos’ Pro Bowl & Super Bowl 50 Champion Emmanuel Sanders, Pro Bowl & Super Bowl 51 Champion, Martellus Bennett of the Green Bay Packers, NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks, 3x Gold Medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Hurdler/Bobsled sensation, Lolo Jones. Our strategic partnership enables us to partner and generate new business opportunities with athletes, broadcasters and celebrities.
Whistle Sports is a global sports media company that creates, curates and delivers compelling sports content for fans and brands across multiple social, digital and TV platforms. Since its formal launch in 2014, Whistle Sports has built an active, global community with over 475 of the world’s most engaging sports content creators that now encompasses over 350 million aggregate subscribers, fans and followers with a growth rate of over 2.5 million a week. The company’s investors and equity holders include Tegna, NBC Sports, Sky Sports, Liberty Global, Emil Capital, and SeventySix Capital as well as multiple professional sports leagues.