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For Both Founders & Investors: How to Find Success

Super Bowl winning linebacker Ryan Nece shares his perspective on identifying and fostering great founders and startups in the competitive VC marketplace.
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From the football field to the board room, our guest is a former Super Bowl winning NFL player who now sits as a Managing Partner at Next Play Capital, a minority owned investment platform focused on investing in top-tier venture funds and venture backed companies with a focus on championing minority voices.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, Ryan Nece, has a unique perspective towards identifying and fostering great founders and startups in the competitive VC marketplace. Ryan also shares some unique insight for founders and investors on how to find success.

We discuss:

  • How Ryan’s history in the NFL has led to his success as a VC
  • What makes a good investment and the importance of values
  • The traits of a successful founder and some important questions to ask yourself
  • His mission to get more minority voices heard by VCs

This discussion with Ryan Nece comes from our show Startup Success. Browse all Burkland podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts.

Find Ryan on LinkedIn and visit Next Play Capital.