Rick Fox is a Partner at Vision Venture Partners, spearheading the firm’s move into professional esports and providing strategic guidance, creative direction and business development support to each of VVP’s portfolio companies.
Apart from VVP, Rick is renowned as a three time NBA Champion and former team captain for the LA Lakers. He began his professional basketball career with the Boston Celtics as a first-round draft pick in 1991, and retired from the Lakers in 2004. He is also a respected TV and film actor, as well as producer and analyst for NBA TV. Over the last 17 years, he has worked for virtually every major television network.
Rick’s success also extends into the business world, with a winning record as an investor that spans over 15 years. He utilizes his popular public persona, his exemplary team building skills, his access to partnering opportunities and innate business savvy to help make businesses thrive. Raised in an entrepreneurial family in the Bahamas, Rick focuses on developing an all-star cast where each clearly understands their role and importance to the venture. He was an early investor in the retail wireless business in Southern California, interactive video streaming innovator Smiletime, production studio HDFilms, esports powerhouse Echo Fox, among others.
Rick holds a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.