Malcolm Jenkins has teamed with fellow NFL players to launch a venture capital fund.
The three-time Pro Bowl safety and two-time Super Bowl champion launched Broad Street Ventures on Wednesday. The fund focuses on late stage and growth stage technology and consumer products. It has already invested in Airbnb, Epic Games, Turo, NoBull, Automattic and ZenWtr.
Jenkins, a strong advocate for racial equality, hopes his newest business introduces more Black men and women to the venture capital world.
Jenkins and co-founder Ralonda Johnson recruited additional NFL players and industry leaders to represent the fund. Among them are defensive backs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots, safety Rodney McLeod of the Philadelphia Eagles and free-agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Jenkins played with McLeod and Matthews in Philadelphia. Also, television broadcaster Sharrie Williams is part of the fund.
Cannabis tech startup Flowhub hired Stephanie Jenkins as an SVP of sales. She was formerly an executive at Glassdoor.
Jenkins told Business Insider that when she was evaluating new opportunities, cannabis tech was the highest risk — but also potentially the highest reward — for her career.
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When Stephanie Jenkins got on a Zoom call in early May, she knew it would be one of the toughest days of her career.
Then an exec at the job-hunting site Glassdoor, Jenkins says she understood the economic recession caused by the pandemic hurt many industries, but perhaps none more than recruiting. As company budgets dry up, hiring is usually the first cost on the chopping block.
“I had to fire my entire team of about 160 people over a Zoom call that morning,” Jenkins told Business Insider over the phone. Glassdoor laid off around 300