Kevin Durant And Rich Kleiman On Why They Went Into Business Together | Forbes

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Kevin Durant cofounded Thirty Five Ventures with his manager, Rich Kleiman, a music industry veteran who previously helped start the sports division of Jay-Z’s talent agency, Roc Nation. Over the past few years Durant has plowed more than $15 million into 40-plus startups. Nearly 70% of the companies have raised subsequent rounds at higher valuations, scoring what Durant claims are paper gains topping 400%.

More directly, Thirty Five Ventures has a production arm creating basketball-themed documentaries, series and scripted shows for outlets like Apple, YouTube and ESPN. “LeBron James was the first case study that you can build a real business while you’re playing,” says Kleiman. “Kevin is building a real and authentic company.”

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