CNBC’s new reality TV show for entrepreneurs, Adventure Capitalists, is like Shark Tank — but the entrepreneurs who are pitching their businesses all specialize in outdoor activities. And all of the pitches are held outside. The three investors include Craig Cooper and two professional athletes: NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and NFL player/skier Jeremy Bloom.
[Jeremy Bloom is the author of Fueled By Failure: Using Detours and Defeats to Power Progress]
Bloom holds the distinction of being the only athlete in history to ever ski in the Winter Olympics and also be drafted into the National Football League. He competed in two Olympics and played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. After his career(s) as a professional athlete, he completed a real estate and finance entrepreneurship degree at Wharton Business School in 2006. After that, he founded Integrate, a marketing software company that’s raised more than $42 million from Comcast, Liberty Global, and Foundry Group. Adventure Capitalists premieres on CNBC on Monday, August 22 at 10pm.