Breyer Capital invests in GOLF+ VR

While McIlroy and Spieth are two of golf’s most accomplished and well-known current pros, GOLF+’s newest investment group – led by Breyer Capital – also extends to 70-year-old Ben Crenshaw, a two-time Masters winner and one of golf’s most respected current course architects, as well as golf-obsessed stars from the NFL (Brady), NBA (Curry) and Major League Baseball (Trout). Other prominent investors include financier Jimmy Dunne, a very familiar name in golf circles, along with 1800contacts founder Jonathan Coon, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, Pennybacker Capital Founder/CEO Tim Berry, Kendra Scott CEO Tom Nolan, and Silicon Labs founder Nav Sooch.

Breyer Capital founder Jim Breyer, a billionaire who led Facebook’s first institutional funding round in 2005, said he expects GOLF+ will build on its market-leading position as virtual and augmented reality hardware progresses dramatically over the next 5-to-10 years. This round of funding totaled about $6 million.

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How to Invest – David Rubenstein <> Jim Breyer Interview

Last summer, Jim was interviewed by his friend David Rubenstein for his audiobook How to Invest. Now the audiobook has been released. Jim’s segment can be found in Chapters 53 and 54.

 

“In 2005 Mark Zuckerburg was seeking venture capital for his then ten-person startup, Facebook. Almost every other venture fund passed, but Jim thought the company warranted a significant $11M investment ($10M from Accel and $1M from his own pocket). The result was one of the most successful venture investments of all time. Their stake was worth over 800 times their investment at the IPO in 2012…I came to know Jim as a fellow Board Member of the Tsinghua University Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Management and at the Harvard Corporation. In those board meetings, I could see firsthand Jim’s inquiring mind, his ability to see challenges not seen by others, and his willingness to propose solutions that were unusually perceptive. I could see clearly how Jim became one of the best Venture Capitalists and wish I knew him when he invested in Facebook in 2005. “

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Jim Breyer & Michael Dell SXSW
SXSW 2022

In this SXSW conversation, Jim Breyer and Michael Dell reflect on their past success, goals for the future, and emerging technology opportunities in Austin.

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Jim Breyer Davos Interview 2022
CNBC

Jim Breyer, early Facebook investor, joins ‘TechCheck’ to discuss if he is investing in today’s equity markets, if private valuations are lagging the stock market’s performance and what stocks he’s selling.

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Jim Breyer Discusses Quantum on the Strictly VC Podcast
Strictly VC

Connie and Alex go over this week’s technology news and then talk to Jim Breyer, the Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA, and Austin, TX. Breyer is perhaps best known as the lead investor in Facebook’s Series A round, but he has also established a reputation for backing winners in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, quantum mechanics, and blockchain.

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Breyer Capital Backs Quantum AI Startup, Sandbox AQ
Press Release

Breyer Capital, a premier global venture capital and private equity investor focused on catalyzing high-impact entrepreneurs, today announced an investment in Sandbox AQ, an enterprise software company delivering SaaS solutions that leverage quantum tech and AI, which launched today. In addition, Breyer Capital Founder and CEO Jim Breyer has joined the company’s board of advisors.

Founded by successful serial entrepreneur, CEO and author Jack D. Hidary, the inspiration for Sandbox AQ and some of its team began at Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) in 2016. In 2022, Sandbox AQ formed an independent company to develop quantum AI solutions for financial services, healthcare, computer security, the U.S. government and other computationally-intensive sectors.

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