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Isaiah Kacyvenski

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

With two degrees from Harvard, several technology patents, and an 8-year career with the National Football League to his name, it’s safe to say Managing Partner Isaiah Kacyvenski took an uncommon path to success as an entrepreneur and investor.

Following his career with the Seattle Seahawks, Isaiah acted as Global Head of Business Development at MC10 and co-founded the premier sports tech research and advisory firm, Sports Innovation Lab. Immediately prior to founding Will Ventures, Isaiah was the Managing Partner at Blue Star Innovation Partners, where he led the firm’s sports technology investment practice. His experience from product conceptualization and development to business development and operations, which informs his personal investment ethos.

Isaiah is an investor and advisor to more than 25 companies across sports, technology, biotechnology, consumer, media and sports medicine. 

Isaiah serves on more than 10 industry advisory boards, including on the Executive Board of the USC Center for Body Computing, as the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board for the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University, on the NFLPA Health and Safety Committee, where he has served for over 5 years, and on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

Isaiah grew up in Endicott, New York. He was once the subject of an NFL Films profile about his rise from poverty to the NFL that received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Feature, and was also featured on an Oprah Winfrey show titled "Why They Beat the Odds". Isaiah received a cum laude pre-medicine bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s MBA program.

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