Of all active pro athletes, one could arguably claim that Andre Iguodala has the most formal business résumé of anyone on the list of the 30 Most Entrepreneurial Athletes. He’s been in the pitch room at Andreessen Horowitz and—alongside his business partner, Rudy Cline-Thomas—he’s invested in dozens of startups. He’s been an advocate for athletes taking on riskier and more lucrative investments, hoping to evolve from the real estate and car dealership investments that were popular for previous generations.
Iguodala’s status as a three-time NBA Champion in the heart of Silicon Valley has led to a rush of activity in the past few years. Through F9 Strategies LLC, his business partnership with Cline-Thomas, Iguodala is primed to lead a new generation of athletes by example.