Bryant Stibel is a $100 million venture capital fund formed by Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel for investing in technology, media and data companies. Bryant Stibel is a venture capital and growth equity firm combining the experience and networks of Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel, a proven entrepreneur and investor. Bryant Stibel is focused on technology, media, and data where the team has experience operating technology and data-driven businesses.
Bryant Stibel is Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel's venture capital vehicle, focusing on the convergence of technology, media, and data. The Bryant Stibel platform is unique in that it combines the creative vision of Kobe Bryant, one of the world's most well-known and respected sports icons, with Jeff Stibel, an operator and entrepreneur. Bryant Stibel was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Bryant Stibel has two arms: Venture and Growth. Bryant Stibel Venture is focused on early-stage businesses. Typically, these businesses have a proven product, an established business model, and a clear path to scalable revenues and profitability growth. The firm rarely invests at the seed level and most portfolio companies have already received at least one substantial round of funding from a top-tier venture firm. The Bryant Stibel team typically serves as a strategic partner to these companies and their investors. Bryant Stibel Growth partners with leading growth equity and private equity investors to add value to later stage companies through strategic, financial, and operational support.
Bryant Stibel Investments has made 17 investments. One of those investments was on Nov 1, 2018, when they invested $30M in RingDNA. Bryant Stibel Investments has raised a total of $100M in a single venture fund, Bryant Stibel Fund I. This fund was announced on Aug 22, 2016, and raised a total of $100M.
The firm rarely invests at the seed level. It primarily invests in the convergence of technology, media, and data (TMD), as well as in industries such as sports and wellness.