After retiring from Philadelphia Phillies three years ago, Ryan “The Big Piece” Howard has been keeping busy with several new endeavors, including Conshohocken-based SeventySix Capital, writes Lindsay Berra for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The new ESPN baseball analyst joined the venture capital fund as a partner in 2017. Since then, he has become involved in every aspect of the business.
“I work with our investment team on fielding potential investments and doing due diligence on the companies,” he said.
Then he introduces them to different executives and gets their name out using his social media platforms.
This year, Howard’s schedule has been especially busy. In February, he led an investment in Diamond Kinetics, which he represented four months later at the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline League organized by USA Baseball.
In July, he took part in a FIFA video game tournament on behalf of N3rd Street Gamers, another investment he led. Earlier this month, he took the lead on a U.S. Integrity investment. Finally, in November he will visit his old stomping ground, Citizens Bank Park, to host the second annual Sports Innovation Conference and Pitch Competition.
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