"It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena."
- Theodore Roosevelt
The NP Ventures team is led by Nick Palazzo. Nick Palazzo is an accomplished sports, media and entertainment entrepeneur and founder.
NP Ventures leverages its deep operating and investing experience along with our industry-renowned network of relationships to support our founder partners who are currently in the arena of entrepreneurship.
Our approach is to surround our founder partners with individuals that know what it is like to be in this arena and can help navigate all of the challenges and opportunties of company building. As we built our companies, we always would say, "I wish I could go back in time given what I know now and all I have learned over the years". We try to be a time machine of sorts for our founder partners helping with key decision making, strategy and execution. This execution often involves directly connecting our founder partners with some of the most influential brands and individuals in the world. This model has served us well. Over the years, we have been lucky to have built well-known companies that have changed millions of lives, created categories and defined industries. But, nothing would have been possible, if we first didn't step into the arena.
Nick Palazzo Bio
In May 2020, entrepreneur and executive Nick Palazzo founded NP Ventures, an advisory and investment firm designed to assist emerging founder partners in the sports, entertainment, and media industries, as well as to make its own investments into new companies. With in-depth expertise in technology, content development, live-event execution, and business operations, Nick Palazzo offers his portfolio companies and partners comprehensive strategy, investment, and marketing opportunities to further their growth. Further, he facilitates new connections with potential partners that include the industry's most recognized brands and influencers.
A graduate of Harvard University, where he was one of the football program's all-time leading rushers and scorers and a key member of the first undefeated championship team since 1913, Nick Palazzo is passionate about expanding the possibilities available to today’s student-athletes from under-resourced areas. He created the 2x2 Foundation to support a variety of sports, health, and fitness programs to benefit young athletes in their schools and communities. The foundation also offers access to scholarships that can help young people transform their lives through new educational and sports opportunities.