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Russell Wilson

Investor /Co-Owner

"Always persevere, always have a great perspective, and always have great purpose in your life.” - Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson’s dedication to excellence is exemplified as an elite quarterback in the NFL, an innovative entrepreneur, and community leader.

Growing up in VA, Wilson developed a love for football. His determination through high school and college led to being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks (2012). Wilson led them to more wins in team history, including a Super Bowl win (2013).

NFL records: Most regular season wins by a QB in his firstfive seasons (56). Most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie (26). The second-highest passer in history (behind Aaron Rodgers).

Wilson’s has acquired a diverse portfolio of business ventures, endorsements and ambassadorships: Nike, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Bose, Braun, investor in a Juice Press franchise and an apparel line,Good Man Brand.

In 2014, he launched The Why Not You Foundation, a non-profit creating change by motivating and empowering youth. TWNYF raised over $4mil, including $2.6mil for Strong Against Cancer with Safeway. His weekly visits to Seattle Children’s lifts the spirits and brings joy to the hearts of patients and families.

Having one of the largest social media following among NFL players (over 10 million), Wilson founded TraceMe, a mobile-first platform that provides exclusive access to fans’ favorite athletes and celebrities providing original content, updates and unique celebrity channels.