Wayne Kimmel wasn’t always a venture capitalist, investing in game-changing companies alongside the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Case and Mark Cuban. He was once a 29-year-old law school graduate with no connections who obsessively networked his way to success. Wayne Kimmel is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, tireless networker, keynote speaker and the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.
Philadelphia Magazine named Wayne a Top Innovator.
He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital firm he founded in 1999, and invests in startup consumer facing tech companies in the sports, retail and wellness industries. Wayne has invested in over 40 startup technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and NutriSystem.
Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!
Wayne's partners at SeventySix Capital are Jon Powell, CEO of Kravco Company LLC, a leading real estate company that developed the King of Prussia Mall, and Ryan Howard, Major League Baseball National League MVP and 2008 World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wayne, Jon and Ryan are also a partners in Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency with clients including, Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings and Lolo Jones, MLB legend Cal Ripken, Jr., and NFL stars Greg Olsen, DeMarco Murray, and Emmanuel Sanders.
He is on the Boards of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Wayne is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about Philly’s pro sports teams, and making the world a better place through his nonprofit work.