Investing Episodes

Investing Football Venture Capital

Cliff Avril - Building a Winning Team Around You As Both a Pass Rusher and Private Equity Investor

This week's episode of The Game Plan features Cliff Avril, Super Bowl XLVIII Champion with the Seattle Seahawks. Cliff Avril is a 10-year NFL vet and is best known for his role as a Defensive End on the "Legion of Boom". During his football career, Cliff was also recognized as a nominee of both the Walter Payton Man of the Year award and Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. In this episode, Cliff talks about what it was like transitioning from his rookie year as part of one of the worst team seasons in NFL history (0-16 Detroit Lions) to later in his career when he joined an experienced Seahawks' locker room led by Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and Michael Bennett. Off the field, Cliff is busy with the Cliff Avril Family Foundation which focuses primarily on bringing attention to the risks associated with juvenile diabetes, as well as providing educational opportunities and housing in his native country of Haiti. In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Cliff discusses his interest in media and what it means to provide an athlete's perspective behind the microphone for Seattle sports talk radio. Make sure to follow Cliff on Twitter and Instagram for even more regular updates on everything he's up to. Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital. Follow The Game Plan on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news & updates, to recommend guests, & for bonus content!

Basketball Investing Venture Capital

Spencer Hawes — Evolving NBA Playing Styles While Learning VC Investing Playbook

NBA journeyman and proud Seattleite Spencer Hawes joins The Game Plan to discuss his interests on and off the basketball court, and life today as he contemplates retirement during the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

Investing Basketball

Detlef Schrempf — Seattle Supersonic Legend on Finding Success in VC & Wealth Management

16-year NBA veteran, cult favorite, and former Seattle Supersonic Detlef Schrempf joins The Game Plan to discuss life after basketball and his role leading Business Development at Coldstream Wealth Management.

Investing Basketball

Trevor Booker — NBA Veteran's Reflections on Retirement Day and his Next Career as an Investor

NBA veteran and Clemson alum Trevor Booker joins The Game Plan to share his perspective on investing, and the importance of surrounding yourself with a team you can count on.

Investing Entrepreneurship Basketball

Langston Galloway — NBA's Custom Sneaker King on Turning Passion into a Business

Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway joins The Game Plan to discuss how his passion for sneakers has helped him make his own mark on the game.

Investing Soccer

Gaizka Mendieta — Restaurant Investing during Coronavirus, and Journey from Int'l Soccer Star to Club DJ

The Game Plan welcomes its first international guest! a 17-year football icon and La Liga legend, Gaizka Mendieta, to talk about life after football and the challenges his businesses are experiencing in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

Investing Entrepreneurship Football

Matt Stover — Unseen Side of Philanthropy and Building Businesses after 20 Years in the NFL

TWENTY-year NFL veteran Matt Stover joins The Game Plan to share the story of his transition from two-time Super Bowl Champion to empowering athletes, entertainers, and other philanthropists to easily set up and administer their own charitable organizations.

Investing Football

Derrick Morgan — Impact Investing, Opportunity Zones, and Finding New Purpose after Football

Nine-year NFL veteran Derrick Morgan joins The Game Plan to share with us the impact investing he is doing in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, his NFL home of Nashville, Tennessee, and other metro areas throughout the US.