Meet the AdventureCapitalists:
Dhani Jones is an entrepreneur,philanthropist, NFL linebacker, author, host and explorer, who began his career in the NFL, playing with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles andCincinnati Bengals. For Jones, the NFL was a jumping off point, and in 2010, he launched his philanthropic endeavor, BowTie Cause, designing signature bow ties for organizations around the country. He has also since become partner of two major advertising agencies; PROCLAMATION based in Cincinnati, and VMG-Creative in New York. His entrepreneurial spirit has continued to push him in new directions, as Jones currently serves as chairman of investment fund Qey Capital Partners and CEO of Hyur Staffing Services.
Jones is also an author, writing his travelogue/memoir in 2011, "The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from anAround the World Sports Odyssey," which recapped his rise to NFL fame, as well as his time as a host of Travel Channel's original series, "Dhani Tackles theGlobe.
In addition to "AdventureCapitalists," Dhani is currently the host of NBC's "Spartan" and serves as a reporter for the Olympics in Rio for NBC.
JeremyBloom is the only dual-sport athlete to ski in the Olympics and be drafted into theNFL. He is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. He won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport's history. He's also an All-American football player at the University of Colorado and played in the NFL for the Eagles and Steelers.
In 2008, Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime, which grants lifelong wishes to seniors. The non-profit has granted over 1000 wishes in 46 states.
In2010, Bloom co-founded the marketing software company Integrate. The company has raised capital from Comcast, Foundry Group and Liberty Global. Integrate was named as the "Best New Company" at the American Business Awards. Forbes Magazine called Bloom one of the 30most influential people in technology under 30 and in 2013 Bloom was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is also a College Football and Olympic Sports Television Analyst and has worked for ESPN,Fox, NBC and The Pac-12 Network.
Craig Cooper is aserial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, fitness author, and TV host. He wasco-founder of Boost Mobile (USA), the managing director and head of venturecapital at Saban Ventures, and a founding partner in the Softbank CapitalTechnology Fund. His venture capital funds together have raised over $800M andwere early investors in many leading digital media companies including TheHuffington Post, Buzzfeed, xAD, Associated Content, and Buddy Media.
A passionate surfer,skier, mountain biker, adventure racer, scuba diver and waterman, Cooper wasalso formerly a senior associate at Australia's largest national law firm wherehe acted for clients such as United Airlines, The Disney Corporation and DHLInternational. Cooper also co-founded NRG Asia–Pacific – which becameAustralia's largest independent power producer with over AUD5.5 billion inenergy generation assets – and was CEO of E-world Technologies Limited,Australia's largest mobile software company, among other ventures.
"AdventureCapitalists" kicks off a week of premieres including season four of CNBC's hit series"The Profit" premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT and new series"Cleveland Hustles" premiering Wednesday, August 24 at 10PM ET/PT.
"AdventureCapitalists" is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment with Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre,Ross Weintraub and Grady Candler serving as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Marshall Eisen are the executive producers for CNBC.
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