The VentureFuel Podcast

Optimizing Human Performance - Mel Strong, Next Ventures Managing Partner

Episode Summary

How can the tech tools of the most elite athletes help us perform better in our daily lives? Why should large companies partner with startups? Can sports transform culture? Mel Strong is the Managing Partner at Next Ventures, a VC fund investing in human performance via innovative health, sports and wellness companies. Mel began her investing career after 17 years at Nike where she held senior roles on NikeID, Women’s Training, Skateboarding and more, and is now an advisor to Nike’s Valiant Labs as well as on the board of Women in SportsTech.

Episode Notes

How can the tech tools of the most elite athletes help us perform better in our daily lives? Why should large companies partner with startups? Can sports transform culture? Mel Strong is the Managing Partner at Next Ventures, a VC fund investing in human performance via innovative health, sports and wellness companies. Mel began her investing career after 17 years at Nike where she held senior roles on NikeID, Women’s Training, Skateboarding and more, and is now an advisor to Nike’s Valiant Labs as well as on the board of Women in SportsTech.