Ralph Sampson Joins SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group

Philadelphia, September 25, 2018 – Today, SeventySix Capital, a sports tech venture capital fund led by former MLB superstar Ryan Howard, announced that NBA legend Ralph Sampson has joined the company’s Athlete Venture Group.

Sampson joins a growing team of athletes at SeventySix Capital, including Howard and DeMarco Murray, which is becoming the go-to platform for professional athletes looking to partner with an experienced venture capital investment team. SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group allows players to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs.

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SeventySix Capital Makes Strategic Investment in Sports Betting Media Leader, Vegas Stats & Information Network

VSiN Supports the Sports Tech Venture Fund’s Continued Investment into the Burgeoning Sports Gambling Industry

Today, SeventySix Capital announced a strategic investment in Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), the first media network dedicated to sports betting information. The deal, led by SeventySix Capital partners Ryan Howard, former MLB superstar, Wayne Kimmel and Jon Powell, will help VSiN create and distribute compelling and actionable sports gambling content across a growing number of platforms. The funding will also allow VSiN, co-founded by acclaimed sportscaster Brent Musburger, to expand its video capabilities and data offering.

“The sports betting industry is projected to be over $250 billion by 2020¹ and we believe that VSiN is positioned to capture a significant share of the media and analytics segment of this new market,” said Kimmel, “We’re excited to partner with the VSiN team to build the media network for the sports betting industry.”

“If someone is going to place a sports bet, credible information is crucial,” Howard said, “My partners and I at SeventySix Capital are investing in the elements within the sports betting industry that consumers need, including data collection, analytics and, now, media.”

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ShotTracker Raises $10.4 Million in Series A Funding

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShotTracker, a revolutionary basketball technology that captures stats and analytics human-less and in real-time, today announces a $10.4M Series A financing round led by Ward.Ventures alongside former NBA commissioner David Stern and two-time National League home run champion, Ryan Howard, as well as Greycroft, Elysian Ventures, KC Rise Fund, Irish Angels and SeventySix Capital. This Series A round brings ShotTracker’s total funding in excess of $21M, including an investment by NBA legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Having recently powered all 31 games of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s Basketball Championships for the second year in a row, ShotTracker will put this latest round of funding towards growth and scalability to increase installations in courts around the United States and to solidify global partnership opportunities.

“This additional funding allows ShotTracker to execute on its vision and accelerate the proliferation of our product across the market,” said Davyeon Ross, co-founder and COO of ShotTracker. “Whether you’re a fan, a player, a coach, a broadcaster or a market maker – ShotTracker is changing the overall experience of the game. There are significant changes happening in sports and ShotTracker is poised to capitalize on those industry changes with its real-time data.”

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Ryan Howard’s venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital, invests in Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps

Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2018 – Today, SeventySix Capital announced a strategic investment in Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps (SBC). This deal, led by Ryan Howard, former MLB superstar and Partner at SeventySix Capital, will enable SBC to expand their camp venues and offerings, develop next generation platforms, and teach the digital skills required to be successful in the future of sports media.

“So many people love sports, but think that it’s impossible to get into the sports broadcasting industry. That’s not the case – today,” said Howard, “There are now countless channels, social media platforms and live events – each needing broadcasters. At SBC, campers learn from top broadcasters, athletes and industry executives, setting them on the path to becoming a successful broadcaster.”

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Alison Bush Delgado joins SeventySix Capital as Managing Director, Strategic Development

SeventySix Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in game-changing consumer tech companies in the sports, health and retail industries, announced Alison Bush Delgado as their new Managing Director, Strategic Development. This hire comes on the heels of several recent announcements from SeventySix Capital including the initial close of its latest venture capital fund, an esports investment in N3rd Street Gamers, and World Series Champion, Ryan Howard, joining the company as a Partner.

“We are excited to have Alison on our team,” said Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital. “She has 27 years of experience in developing and executing strategies for the growth of some of the largest and most well respected firms in the asset management industry. Alison will be responsible for our global fundraising strategy and investor relations, and will work with me to accelerate and expand our fundraising efforts for our current fund.”

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DeMarco Murray, Michael Rubin, David L. Cohen and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania invest in SeventySix Capital’s sports tech venture capital fund

Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2017 – Today, SeventySix Capital announced the initial closing of its latest venture capital fund to invest in passionate entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing sports tech companies. The fund is led by Wayne Kimmel, Jon Powell and MLB World Series Champion and NL MVP, Ryan Howard. SeventySix Capital was recently nominated as an Outstanding Investor by SportTechie alongside Blue Star Sports, Bryant Stibel, Courtside Ventures and Greycroft Partners.

Notable investors to date include DeMarco Murray, All-Pro Running Back of the Tennessee Titans, Michael Rubin, CEO of Fanatics and Kynetic, David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.

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SeventySix Capital invests in N3rd Street Gamers, a Philadelphia gaming community and esports event producer

NATIONWIDE EXPANSION PLANNED TO CAPITALIZE ON THE ESPORTS PHENOMENON

Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2017 – Today, N3rd Street Gamers (NSG), a Jarvus venture led by entrepreneurs John Fazio and Rob Hilsky, announced a strategic investment led by venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital, managed by Wayne Kimmel, Jon Powell and Ryan Howard.

Founded in 2009, NSG empowers esports communities with arena facilities, production studios, gaming equipment, administration and broadcast services. SeventySix Capital, launched in 1999, is a leading venture capital firm that invests in consumer-facing technology companies in the sports, retail and health industries.

“There’s no denying that esports are rapidly growing in popularity,” said Ryan Howard, MLB superstar and Partner at SeventySix Capital, “Events and leagues are now broadcast to tens of millions of viewers online and on traditional television.”

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MLB Champion, Ryan Howard, Joins SeventySix Capital as a Partner

Grand slam collaboration creates unparalleled opportunities for sports and business world

On the heels of signing a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves organization, Ryan Howard announced his role as a Partner at venture capital firm SeventySix Capital, which invests in innovative seed and early stage consumer-facing tech, retail, sports and wellness companies.

Howard will leverage his business acumen and relationships to source new opportunities for the firm and take portfolio companies to the next level. Additionally, he will work closely with entrepreneurs and investors who share in SeventySix Capital’s commitment to building game-changing companies.

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