US Sports Legends to Take the Podium for Sports Betting at this year's Betting on Sports AmericaPublished March 7, 2019 by Lee R
Ryan Howard and Brian Westbrook are leading a new crossover of athlete expertise into sports betting and sports tech projects at Betting on Sports America 2019.
Former Major League baseball Most Valuable player Ryan Howard is best known for his power at the plate during his career with the Phillies, while Hall of Fame running back Brian Westbrook was famed for his versatility with the Eagles.
Athletes to Investors
Today, both are stakeholders in Seventy-Six Capital, a startup company investing in the sports tech, esports, and sports betting industries. Howard is a Venture Capital Partner, while Westbrook is a Group Member.
Confirmed to Speak
In embracing the new era in the US merging sports, sports betting, and venture capital, both have been confirmed as speakers at New Jersey's Meadowlands Exposition Center for Sports Betting Community's Betting on Sports America April 23-25.
Along with SeventySix capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel, Howard and Westbrook will discuss their active investments and the opportunities for sports betting in America in a discussion entitled “From Athlete to Entrepreneur: Venture Capital & Sports Betting.”
Howard Eagerly Anticipates
Howard shared his enthusiasm for the new era opening sports betting restrictions in America as a great opportunity:
“My partners and I at SeventySix Capital are investing in the elements within the sports betting industry that consumers need, including data collection, analytics and media, and we’re excited to share our insight at the Betting on Sports America conference in April.”
Westbrook Embraces New Role
Westbrook effusively called the transition from athlete to investor an opening of “a lot of exciting opportunities in the sports tech world,” with the sports betting element raising the ceiling considerably on sports tech investment opportunities.
SBC CEO Speaks
SBC CEO and Founder Rasmus Sojmark called the expertise of the two “sports legends” a perfect fit for sports betting to complement the sports tech investment team of “visionaries” at SeventySix Capital.
Betting on Sports America looks like a world class opportunity to do business and network at major league venues in both New Jersey (Meadowlands Racetrack) and New York (40/40 Club and Sky Room Rooftop Bar), at the confluence of the sports and newly legitimized sports betting industries.