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Bryant Stibel (Venture Capital Fund)

Bryant Stibel (Venture Capital Fund)
Bryant Stibel (Venture Capital Fund)

Bryant Stibel was founded in 2013 to provide strategic, financial and operational support to entrepreneurs and their companies, with a focus on the convergence of technology, media and data (TMD), as well as in industries such as sports and wellness, where TMD has the potential to create massive opportunities.

The Bryant Stibel platform is unique in that it combines the creative vision of Kobe Bryant, one of the world’s most well-known and respected sports icons, with Jeff Stibel, a proven market-driven operator and entrepreneur.

The firm has participated in 15 transactions since its inception. The team has collectively participated in over 50 transactions across diverse industries and sectors.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has been a General Partner of Bryant Stibel since 2013. Bryant is a five-time National Basketball Association champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and CEO of Kobe Inc. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a NBA Most Valuable Player, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, a 15-time All-NBA player, an 18-time NBA All-Star and the NBA’s No. 3 all-time scoring leader. Since 2003, Bryant has partnered with Nike, playing a leadership role designing his footwear and leading storytelling related to Kobe Bryant product lines. In 2006, he launched the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation to give young people access to sports, mentorship and economic empowerment. In 2009, he partnered with the Soong Ching Ling Foundation to create the Kobe China Fund, dedicated to the welfare and education of youth in China. Historically Bryant has invested in entrepreneurial companies that share in his vision to build athletic excellence. In 2013, Bryant formed Kobe Inc., a multimedia content creation company focused on helping athletes learn the process of excellence and maximizing potential. Its first project through its Kobe Studios division, Bryant created and executive produced the documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, which debuted in February 2015.

Jeff Stibel
Jeff Stibel has been a General Partner of Bryant Stibel since 2013. Stibel is an entrepreneur and brain scientist and is currently the Vice Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB). He is the New York Times bestselling author of two books, Breakpoint (Macmillan: 2013) and Wired for Thought (Harvard Press: 2009). Stibel was previously President & CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW). He currently sits on the boards of a number of private and public companies, as well as academic boards for Tufts University and Brown University. Stibel was the recipient of a Brain and Behavior Fellowship while studying for a PhD at Brown University and received an honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University.

Our collective team includes public and private company executives with considerable experience running and growing companies. We believe that while capital plays an important part of any investor’s role, strategic and operational guidance can be even more valuable. As seasoned operators, the Bryant Stibel team is uniquely qualified to help companies looking for strategic guidance.

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