Ascent Conference Adds MLB All-Star & Venture Capitalist Ryan Howard to 2018 Speaker Lineup
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the main stage at Ascent Conference 2018, MLB All Star and Venture Capitalist Ryan Howard will sit down with SeventySix Capital Managing Partner and Founder, Wayne Kimmel for an in-depth fireside chat on the investment landscape in sports tech. They'll discuss the best and worst parts of investing in the space, what specifically got Ryan interested in venture capital, and where they see the future of sports as it relates to technology startups. The SeventySix Capital fund, led by Kimmel, Howard, and Jon Powell, invests in passionate entrepreneurs launching game-changing tech startups in the sports, health, and retail industries.
Ryan Howard joined SeventySix Capital as a Partner in 2017 after a long and extremely successful career in the MLB. He was the 2005 Rookie of the Year, 2006 National League MVP, and 2008 World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was the fastest player in Major League Baseball history to reach both 100 and 200 career home runs.