NBA Champion Olympic Gold Medalist Tech Investor
Andre Iguodala has made his mark as one of the NBA’s premier players. Named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice, a three-time NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala was also a member of the United States National Team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times. Iguodala…
A three-time NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala has made his mark as one of the NBA’s premier players. In addition to his numerous basketball achievements, Andre has found success in the business world with entrepreneurial ventures in technology and e-commerce.
During his time with Golden State, Andre played a leading role in each of the team’s championship seasons. Throughout the 2017 championship run, he further established his legacy as a standout defensive force and indomitable “sixth man.” In 2015 Andre received the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. He was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice. Andre was also a member of the United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.
Andre played college basketball with the University of Arizona Wildcats. After earning first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10 (known now as the Pac-12) as a sophomore, he was selected in the 2004 NBA draft with the ninth overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. Andre played for Philadelphia until 2012 when he joined the Denver Nuggets, where he played for one year.
Off the court, Andre is at the forefront of venture capital and technology. He has invested in more than 40 companies through his firm F9 Strategies, including Zoom, Datadog, PagerDuty and Allbirds. Andre is an investor and a member of the Board of Directors for Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA), a leading e-commerce platform widely considered the “Amazon of Africa.” He also serves as a Board Advisor at enterprise software company Zuora.
Andre is currently a Venture Partner at the Catalyst Fund, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, which supports startups with founders from diverse backgrounds. He focuses on investments in companies founded by African American, Latinx and female entrepreneurs.
Andre has earned the reputation as a thought leader in sports, business and venture capital. He has been a featured speaker at events at Harvard Business School, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Pager Duty, AirBNB and Salesforce. Andre has served on the National Basketball Players Association executive committee since 2015, and currently acts as its First Vice President.
In 2017 Andre partnered with Bloomberg on the creation of The Players Technology Summit. The annual summit convenes top executives and leaders in the technology, venture capital and sports communities to exchange ideas and share expertise in an educational and empowering forum.
Andre’s memoir, The Sixth Man, was published by Penguin Random House in June 2019 and debuted at #6 on the New York Times Best Sellers Nonfiction list.
Andre Iguodala and his wife and three children live in California.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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