As knowledgeable baseball participant, you don’t develop into Rookie of the Yr, Most Invaluable Participant and a World Collection champion with out dedication and tenacity. These traits, alongside a handful of others, have helped Ryan Howard construct a Corridor of Fame-worthy resumé. As he seems to be to proceed his baseball profession after the Atlanta Braves launched him from his minor league contract final week, the 37-yr-previous Howard will put these traits to make use of as a associate on the enterprise capital agency SeventySix Capital.
The agency, which is led by Managing Companions Wayne Kimmel and Jon Powell, invests in progressive seed and early-stage shopper-dealing with tech, retail, sports and wellness corporations.
“As I’ve performed baseball, I all the time knew that there’s going to be an finish to baseball sometime,” stated Howard, who performed thirteen seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. “I need to be able to have the ability to proceed to attempt to make a distinction and alter on the earth.”
The thought for the partnership sprouted from a dialog Howard had together with his agent. He related the slugger with Kimmel and Powell, and the three organized a assembly.
“Throughout that sit-down my takeaway of these guys was that they have been very, very real, good individuals,” Howard stated. “I feel all of us had the identical objectives and have been very like-minded in what we needed to attempt to do — that was to make a distinction on the earth and be capable of assist individuals in enterprise, in addition to outdoors of enterprise.”
For Howard, his curiosity doesn’t essentially lie in a single specific know-how sector. He says that he’s particularly considering the best way that issues have advanced over time.
“This might sound previous-faculty, however I catch myself having conversations with my pals, speaking about Discman again within the day and the way the world has actually advanced and what the subsequent factor goes to be popping out.”
Howard will work with SeventySix Capital in an try and construct relationships and alternatives for entrepreneurs. He says that he retains in fixed contact with Kimmel and Powell as he continues his baseball profession.
“I’m a really aggressive individual with enjoying baseball and whatnot,” Howard defined. “The dedication, the onerous work, the stuff you do behind the scenes turns into the product on the sector. I might take that very same mentality over into this enterprise enterprise and enterprise capitalist world.”
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— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) Might four, 2017