brent_jones“Brent Jones, SF 49ers All Pro, Co-Founder Northgate Capital- VC and Private Equity”
Brent Jones is well-known in the Bay Area and by football fans across the country for his exploits with the San Francisco 49ers. He was selected as an All Pro tight end four times and earned three Super Bowl rings in his twelve years in the National Football League. He was honored as the NFL’s Bart Starr Award recipient in 1998 for outstanding character in the home, on the field, and in the community e was honored as the NFL’s Bart Starr Award recipient in 1998 for outstanding character in the home, on the field, and in the community. In 2014, Brent Jones was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Brent Jones faith carries over to the charitable work he does. Young Life helped Jones as a teenager and he wants to see Young Life continue its ministry to other teenagers. For the past 30 years, he has organized the Brent Jones Open, a fundraising event held at the to help Young Life – Silicon Valley.
“Despite the central role football has played in my life, sports has never been my top priority. Even as a high school student, I felt a significant void inside that no amount of success could fill. Through a group called Young Life, I learned that the only one who could fill that void was Jesus. Knowing Jesus has given my life meaning and purpose beyond anything my achievements on the football field or in the broadcasting booth can offer.”
Brent transitioned from football to business when he retired in 1997 at the age of 34. In 2000, Brent 2000, Brent co-founded, Northgate Capital, a leading venture capital and private equity firm with $4.8 billion in assets under management on behalf of institutional and private investors. The firm makes both direct company venture capital investments, where it leverages its network of global relationships to help create value for its portfolio companies, and indirect company investments by investing in venture capital and private equity funds. Northgate portfolio companies represent some of the most successful start-up companies across multiple verticals including Telecom, Fintech and Media. Northgate portfolio companies have had multiple IPOs and successful exits.

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