SeventySix Capital, the sports venture capital company that invests in sports tech, esports and sports betting companies, announces its SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory venture (“Sports Advisory”). It advises top sports executives, leagues, organizations and athletes across the evolving landscape of sports management with a focus on esports, sports betting, media and social responsibility.
The Sports Advisory will be led by sports industry veteran, Dan Bravato, whose diverse background includes Van Wagner Sports, Dan Gilbert’s Family of Companies, Manchester City, and most recently, his own agency, Pitch 15 Sports Group. Bravato’s experience across the team, agency, brand, and startup sectors of the sports industry strongly positions him to lead the entire portfolio of practice areas.
“The mission of this organization aligns perfectly with the trajectory of the sports industry,” said Bravato. “SeventySix Capital’s experience across these sectors, coupled with our managing directors and alliance partners’ collective expertise, has us poised to help organizations and executives be on the forefront of this sports revolution.”
To date, the Sports Advisory has attracted industry experts to lead as Managing Directors for various practice areas. Leading the esports practice will be Bravato’s co-founder of Pitch 15 Sports Group, Chris Yortsos, whose esports agency has worked with esports franchises/teams, traditional sports leagues and brands. Evan Davis, former Vice President and General Counsel of Rivers Philadelphia Casino, will lead the sports betting practice. General Partner of SeventySix Capital and former NBC, Comcast and Altice executive, Michael Schreiber, will lead the media practice along with Managing Director Rick Alessandri, formerly of ESPN, Univision and currently part of Turnkey Sports.
In addition to the practice leaders, the Sports Advisory is partnering with renowned business executives to help advise its client roster.
This list includes:
Joanne Pasternack, Senior Advisor, Social Responsibility
-President and Chief Impact Officer of Oliver+Rose and Former Vice President of Community Relations for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers
Eric D. Darr Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Esports
-President of Harrisburg University
Len Perna, Alliance Partner
-Turnkey Sports, Chairman and CEO
Lovell Walker, Alliance Partner
-Founder of Onward and formerly MGM Head of Esports
Aljit Joy, Operating Partner
-Founder of Cirquare and formerly the founder of Comcast Innovation Labs
Ari Roitman, Alliance Partner
-Pivot Sports Group and formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Major League Baseball
“As one of the leading venture capital investors in the sports industry, we have a window into what is happening next,” stated Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital and Chairman of Sports Advisory. “The Sports Advisory business has enabled us to activate our vast network of experts and work with sports leagues, teams, universities, athletes and media companies to become their trusted advisor and help them be one step ahead of their competition. Like on the venture capital side of the business, our Sports Advisory team led by Dan Bravato, is composed of passionate, smart, and nice people who want to change the world.”
About SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory
SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory is a sports consulting group of experts focused on bringing the emerging innovations and technology to sports executives, leagues, organizations and athletes. The Sports Advisory works side by side with these change makers across the evolving landscape of sports, including esports, sports betting, media and social responsibility.
About SeventySix Capital
SeventySix Capital is a sports tech venture capital company that invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing tech startups in the sports tech, esports and sports betting industries.
SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group allows players to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. The firm aims to bridge the gap between athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors by creating opportunities for athletes to become tech investors and for entrepreneurs to access the financial and social capital that professional athletes have to offer.
Additionally, SeventySix Capital has a strategic partnership with Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency based in New York City with a wide range of clients including NFL and NBA stars, Hall of Famers, MVPs, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic icons, media personalities, and celebrity chefs. Click here to learn more about SeventySix Capital.