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Ben Gardner shares insights on the Dallas Cowboys, A16z, and investing in sports technology at Will Ventures

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At 6’5 270 Ibs with speed and agility, Ben Gardner might be the most physically imposing investor in the world. The former Dallas Cowboy and San Diego Charger spent over 5 years as a Consumer and Business Development partner.

Episode Description

At 6’5 270 Ibs with speed and agility, Ben Gardner might be the most physically imposing investor in the world. The former Dallas Cowboy and San Diego Charger spent over 5 years as a Consumer and Business Development partner at legendary venture capital firm Andressen Horowitz, and is now a partner and head of portfolio success at Will Ventures. The Will Ventures team just raised another $150 Million to invest in the future of sports technology and its adjacent verticals. I got to chat with Ben about playing for the Cowboys, what he looks for in early stage companies, and what the future of sports and fitness technology may look like over the next 10 years.

Will Ventures Second Fund News

Episode Breakdown

0:00- Intro

0:58- Ben's time with Cowboys

5:00- Getting into VC, time with a16z

Will Ventures:

9:20- Ben's target industries

14:20- The future of Sports Technology

18:40- What Ben looks for to invest in early stage companies

21:40- The future of fitness technology

25:20- Ben's Playlist

28:12- Outro

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