Sports media veteran John Kosner sits down with Social Leverage’s Howard Lindzon for this week’s episode of Investing for Profit and Joy. John is the president of Kosner Media, a digital media and sports consultancy.
Kosner’s record speaks for itself. He has garnered over four decades of experience at NBC Sports, CBS Sports, the NBA, Sports Illustrated; and, for 21 years, ESPN. Taking his experience in and knowledge of sports media, John began working in the start-up space. John, along with the late NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern, started Micromanagement Ventures back in 2018. The company is a portfolio of sports technology start-ups focused on media, betting and player health.
In this episode, John discusses with Howard what he knows best — the intersection of sports, media and tech. The pair also chat about the importance of working in spaces you’re passionate about, how John got into start-ups, his clients like the successful fitness tracker WHOOP, SPACs like DraftKings and more.