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NEXT VENTŪRES Announces Former Nike Executive as Managing Partner

  • October 2019
  • NEXT VENTŪRES, a venture capital firm designed to maximize growth opportunities in the exploding sports, fitness, nutrition, and wellness markets, today announced the addition of Melanie (Mel) Strong as a Managing Partner.

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Lance Armstrong sets his sights on 'human optimization' with new firm

  • July 2019
  • Raising a new venture fund is no mean feat. No matter who you are, it can be a long slog. For Lance Armstrong, raising $75 million for a debut fund in the up-and-coming sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness space has taken a good bit of grit. And the race isn't over yet.

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Austin VC firm co-founded by Lance Armstrong raises $24.5 million

  • July 2019
  • A venture capital firm co-founded by former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has raised $24.5 million toward a $75 million goal for its first fund, a securities filing shows.

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Lance Armstrong’s VC firm is raising a $75M fund

  • July 2019
  • Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong always thought the Tour de France would be the greatest endurance challenge of his life. But that was before he set out to raise money for his investment firm: Next Ventures.

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Amp Human Secures Lead Investment from NEXT VENTŪRES

  • July 2019
  • Amp Human, creators of a new category of products to help athletes of all types push their limits, today announced it has received a major investment from NEXT VENTŪRES™, a venture capital firm designed to maximize growth opportunities in the sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets.

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Lance Armstrong’s Next Ventures targets $75M

  • July 2019
  • According to paperwork submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, Armstrong and Next Ventures general partner Lionel Conacher have so far attracted $24.5 million from limited partners to back startups in the sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets.

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Tour de Finance: How the grandson of a Canadian sports legend partnered with Lance Armstrong

  • June 2019
  • Lionel Conacher, grandson of arguably one of Canada's greatest athletes, and the cyclist have launched a venture business in the sports, nutrition and wellness sector.

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Lance Armstrong just wrote his first check as VC

  • January 2019
  • Armstrong just founded his own venture fund, Next Ventures, to back startups in the sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets, and it today announced is first investment.

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After Cycling, Lance Armstrong Makes First Deal As A VC

  • January 2019
  • Armstrong is the co-founding partner of Next Ventūres, a brand new venture capital firm with an apparent focus on athletics.

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PowerDot Receives Significant Investment from NEXT VENTŪRES

  • January 2019
  • NEXT VENTŪRES secures inaugural investment in world's first mobile muscle stimulation device

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Lance Armstrong on his venture capital fund

  • December 2018
  • CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin sat down with Lance Armstrong to discuss his venture capital fund.

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CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin sat down with Lance Armstrong to discuss his venture capital fund.