Iguodala’s team, the Golden State Warriors, plays just across the bay from San Francisco, and the star forward is taking advantage of his proximity to Silicon Valley.
“We have some great relationships with VCs [venture capitalists] out there, mainly Andreessen Horowitz,” Iguodala tells CNBC. “They’ve kind of taken me under their wing and … showed me some things in the portfolio and how I can integrate my brand into some of their brands.”
He has invested in tech stocks like Facebook, Twitter and Tesla. He has also backed electronic trading platform Trumid, Arianna Huffington’s new company Thrive Global and health and beauty start-up Walker & Company.