Rudy Cline-Thomas, Managing Director, Mastry Andre Iguodala, Guard-Forward, Miami Heat
In Conversation with
Toby Corey, Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Rudy Cline-Thomas is the founder and managing partner of Mastry, Inc., which brings together world-class athletes and technology companies to create top-tier platform-building opportunities. Mastry has invested in more than 50 companies, including Robinhood, Allbirds, Uber, PagerDuty, Zoom, Cloudflare, Jumia, and Thrive Global. In 2017, Cline-Thomas founded the The Annual Players Technology Summit, with Bloomberg as a presenting partner, which brings together leaders in the technology, venture capital, and sports communities to discuss tech investing, trends, partnerships, and future sports/tech initiatives. He serves as a strategic advisor to Gucci and board advisor for Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA) and Zuora (NYSE: ZUO). He also sits on the advisory board of Global Communities and is a board member of the Business Advisory Council for Providence College, where he earned his college degrees.
Drafted into the NBA in 2004, Andre Iguodala has played for the Miami Heat, the Golden State Warriors, the Denver Nuggets, and the Philadelphia 76ers. A three-time NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors, he was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and, in 2015, received the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. Off the court, Iguodala has been at the forefront of venture capital and technology. He has invested in more than 50 companies through his firm F9 Strategies, including Zoom, Robinhood, Datadog, HIMS, Cloudflare, PagerDuty, and Allbirds. Iguodala is an investor and a member of the board of directors for Jumia Technologies, and is currently a Venture Partner at the Catalyst Fund, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, which supports startups with founders from diverse backgrounds.
This appearance by Rudy Cline-Thomas and Andre Iguodala is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 4:30 am - 5:20 pm
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