SeventySix Capital announced on March 25th that it has named Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back, broadcaster, and investor Brian Westbrook as the Chairman of the SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group. SeventySix Capital is a Conshohocken-based sports tech venture capital company that invests in sports tech, esports, and sports betting companies.
From the announcement:
The SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group is bridging the gap between athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors. The Athlete Venture Group is creating opportunities for athletes to become tech investors and for entrepreneurs to access the financial and social capital that professional athletes have to offer. SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group members work hands-on with portfolio companies and enable more athletes to work with exciting startups in esports, sports betting, data collection, data analytics, media and the overall sports tech industry.
As Chairman, Westbrook will recruit other athletes, entertainers, and influencers to the Athlete Venture Group and help advise SeventySix Capital’s sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. Westbrook and SeventySix Capital Partner Chad Stender will create opportunities for members of the Athlete Venture Group to invest, learn, and work directly with SeventySix Capital’s portfolio companies.
“I am excited to Chair the Athlete Venture Group because I believe athletes, entertainers and influencers have the opportunity to transform the venture capital industry,” said Westbrook. “Chad and I are out there helping our members monetize their financial and social capital.”
“The role of Chairman of our SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group is a logical next step in our relationship with Brian, as he has been an investor with us and has been a tremendous supporter over the last couple of years,” said Partner Chad Stender. “He’s been a keynote speaker at our events, participated in the due diligence process of numerous investment opportunities and has made key strategic sports industry introductions for us.”
In addition to his role with SeventySix Capital, Westbrook is a broadcaster on several shows and networks, he is a host of the Philadelphia Eagles Pregame Show, is a contributor to The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic, host of The Lefkoe Show on Bleacher Report with Adam Lefkoe, and is a weekly contributor to the First Things First show on Fox Sports 1.
Additionally, Westbrook is the founder of The Brian Westbrook Foundation’s Empowerment Center. The Center serves underprivileged youth, offering them the opportunity to enrich their financial knowledge, leadership skills, and life skills through character training and vocational training. Furthermore, he founded the Westbrook Horse Farm as a boarding facility which he ran for 11 years and is now becoming the home of the Brian Westbrook Foundation.
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