Beyond Ideas


Past Speaker - Fall 2015

Wayne Kimmel
Wayne Kimmel

Wayne Kimmel

Wayne D. Kimmel is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, tireless networker, sports fan, father of 2 great kids and husband to an amazing wife.

Wayne Kimmel is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, a venture capital firm that he founded in 1999. He has invested in over 40 startup and early-stage healthcare and consumer facing technology companies.  

Some of Wayne’s most successful investments include:

Additionally, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) have acquired his portfolio companies.  

In 2012, Philadelphia Magazine named Wayne as one of the “Top Innovators“ in the Philadelphia region. 

Wayne was also named by Philadelphia Magazine as one of “Philly’s People to Watch”: “one of 76 fascinating people whose moves, ideas, innovations and boldness will shape — and change — our lives over the next decade.”

Additionally, he was selected as one of the Philadelphia region’s “40 Under 40” young business leaders and in 2000 he received PhillyTech Magazine’s “30 under 30” award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

He also received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from The Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. 

In 2010, The Power Shift honored Wayne at its inaugural awards event, Preparing to be Presidential. Wayne received the “Business Leader” Award, for his “commitment, dedication, hard-work, ingenuity, & innovation.”

Additionally, he was the 2010 honoree for the Jewish Relief Agency, where he has been a Board member for over 10 years.

He sat on the Advisory Board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is on the National Advisory Council for Widener University School of Law.

He is a Trustee of the Board of the Blue-Gold Delaware High School Basketball All-Star game. In addition, he sits on the Board of Powered by Professionals, a fundraising and event management firm specializing in the non-profit sector based in New York City.

Wayne is the Treasurer and Board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Board of Trustees of Jewish Federations of North America.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Einstein Healthcare Network and is the Chairman of its Development Committee.

Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts  (Kimmel Center, Inc.)

Wayne lives in the suburbs Philadelphia, PA with his wife and their two children. 

Currently, his fund is an investor in ReverbNation, Startup Health, Dwolla, eThree, Lindi Skin, Indiegogo, Indicative, Thrive Commerce, Whistle Sports, CareCam Health Systems, AdWerx and Zaarly.