SeventySix Capital, a Philadelphia, PA-based venture capital firm, added MLB Champion Ryan Howard as partner.
Led by Managing Partners Wayne Kimmel and Jon Powell, SeventySix Capital invests in innovative seed and early stage consumer-facing tech, retail, sports and wellness companies.
Its track record includes five portfolio companies acquired by Fortune 500 companies and a top performing U.S. stock for five consecutive years. Current portfolio companies include Whistle Sports, Indiegogo, Startup Health, and kwik.
Howard will source new opportunities for the firm and take portfolio companies to the next level. He is actively involved with SeventySix Capital’s portfolio companies and partners, including a recent collaboration with Whistle Sports and helping Rubicon Talent generate entrepreneurial opportunities for their clients, which include professional athletes Greg Olsen, DeMarco Murray and Kerri Walsh Jennings.
Howard most recently enjoyed 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies including winning the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award (2005), the NL Most Valuable Player Award (2006) and World Series Championship (2008). During this time, he contributed to the Philadelphia community through charitable endeavors including the Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation and Little Rhino book series, published by Scholastic, which focuses on engaging students in the essential area of literacy.