We are thrilled to share video highlights of the 2022 RAISE Global Summit Keynote session with Allyson and Wes Felix, moderated by Ryan Nece of Next Play Capital.
Enjoy inspiring anecdotes from Allyson’s record-breaking athletic career, Wes’ entrepreneurial vision for Saysh, insights from their recent fundraising efforts for Saysh, and a look ahead to their next chapter as emerging fund managers.
Allyson and Wes are a remarkable sister-brother team who together have broken every track and field record, reset corporate maternity leave policies around the world, built the breakthrough lifestyle brand Saysh, and are now raising their first venture fund, Crenshaw Ventures.
Allyson Felix reigns as the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian of all time. After winning her bronze and gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Allyson retired from racing with twenty-seven global medals and titles as both a World Record Holder and a Master’s World Record Holder. Allyson also made history in Tokyo by competing in racing spikes created by her company Saysh, becoming the first athlete to race in her own spike. She was named one of TIME Magazine’s Women of the Year in 2022.
Wes Felix was an All-American and Team Captain on the University of Southern California Track Team. He studied political science and film before signing an endorsement deal to run professionally. When illness kept him out of the 2008 Olympic Trials, Wes built a sports management agency where he represents some of the most talented athletes, his sister Allyson included, and is now the Co-Founder and CEO of Saysh.
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