Wayne Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur and author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel. He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup sports betting, esports, and sports tech companies.
Kimmel was an investor in SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems (now Walgreens’ healthcare clinics) and NutriSystem. Among the top public companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, DraftKings, fuboTV, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!
Kimmel is also the Chairman of the SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory, which is a sports consulting group and host of the SeventySix Capital Sports Leadership Show. Kimmel and his team created the SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group, which allows professional athletes to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs.
SeventySix Capital also has a strategic partnership with Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency based in New York City that represents professional athletes, Olympians and sports broadcasters.
Kimmel has been named a Top Innovator by Philadelphia Magazine and is on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100 list. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about innovating the sports industry and working to make the world a better place.