Wayne Kimmel is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist and the author of “Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.” Managing partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital firm he founded in 1999, he has invested in more than 40 start-up technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and NutriSystem. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo! His current top portfolio companies include Adwerx, CareCam Health Systems, Dwolla, Indiegogo, Lindi Skin, ReverbNation, StartUp Health, Thrive Commerce and Whistle Sports.
Philadelphia Magazine named him a Top Innovator, and he was instrumental in bringing to the city in July 2016 a Microsoft Reactor, designed to accelerate the creation of new companies, solutions, jobs and growth by providing an array of world-class resources and support for students, developers, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Kimmel is on the Boards of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Einstein Healthcare Network. In addition, he serves on the National Advisory Council of the Delaware Law School and was on the Advisory Board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Kimmel is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School.