Kobe Bryant leaves behind a business empire that stretched beyond the basketball court

CNN (01/26/2020)
  • Before his tragic death, NBA legend Kobe Bryant was quickly establishing himself as a successful entrepreneur.
  • In 2013, Kobe co-founded Bryant Stibel, a $100 million value-growth venture capital firm.
  • After 10 successful exits, Bryant Stibel currently has $2 billion in assets with dozens of investments in technology and media companies.
  • Startup founders believe Bryant’s co-sign provides instant validation, exposure and growth acceleration.
  • Aside from Bryant Stibel, in 2014 Kobe made a $6 million investment in sports drink Bodyarmor that has grown to $200 million.