Thirty-four prominent speakers and 20 sessions highlight day-long summit providing unparalleled access to top venture capitalists and founders.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Next Play Capital, a diversified venture investment platform, hosted its annual Bridge Summit last week in San Francisco, CA. In its sixth year, the Bridge Summit provides a forum for the firm’s community of elite athletes, entertainment industry leaders, executives, and thought leaders in venture capital to engage with some of the smartest investors, CEOs, and founders in the world.

Top executives headlining this year’s sessions included Patrick Brown, founder and chief visionary officer, Impossible Foods; Rachel Romer Carlson, co-founder and CEO, Guild Education; Chris Paul, NBA All-Star, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Matthew Pohlson, co-founder and CEO, Omaze; Bravado Network VP Operations Amy Young; ​​Hratch Achadjian, head of business development, Google Quantum AI; Charles Hudson, managing partner, Precursor Ventures; Michael Seibel, managing director and group partner, Y Combinator; and Magnify Ventures Co-Founder & Managing Partner Julie Wroblewski.

“We are incredibly fortunate to sit at the intersection of some of the most exceptional people leading their industries,” said Next Play Capital Managing Partner Ryan Nece. “Bringing our network of VCs and founders together as we have for the past six years is something we are truly thankful for, and we couldn’t be more pleased to wrap another successful Summit.”

This year’s event was presented by J.P. Morgan, along with platinum sponsor Pitchbook. Additional sponsors included Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP, First Republic, Aduro Advisors, Anduin, Brex, and Morrison Foerster.

To view highlights from Next Play Capital’s 2022 Bridge Summit, click here.

About Next Play Capital

Next Play Capital is a minority-owned venture investment platform focused on investing in top-tier funds and venture-backed companies across consumer, fintech, and IT/SaaS verticals. With $450M in assets under management, its unique community of professional athletes, GPs, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors provides a powerful ecosystem to access funds and companies that are generally inaccessible to most investors. Next Play Capital was founded in 2014 by former NFL athletes and seasoned tech investors. Visit for more information.


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