Wayne Kimmel—entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and tireless networker—is now the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.
Kimmel wasn't always a venture capitalist, investing in game-changing companies alongside the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Case and Mark Cuban.
He was once a 29-year-old law school graduate with no connections who obsessively networked his way to success. In his new book, Kimmel shares the practical secrets to his success while providing intimate glimpses behind the scenes of nail-biting, high-stakes business deals. Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel is more than an entertaining read; it's also a roadmap to success.
Wayne Kimmel is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital firm he founded in 1999, and has invested in over 40 startup technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and NutriSystem.
Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!
Current co's: Adwerx, CareCam Health Systems, Dwolla, Indiegogo, ReverbNation, StartUp Health, Whistle Sports
He is on the Boards of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Wayne is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about Philly’s pro sports teams, and making the world a better place through his nonprofit work. He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and their 2 children.