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Monday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Talks Venture Capital With GeekWire

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner joined GeekWire Studios to talk about his off-field business ventures.

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Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Monday, March 29 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Bobby Wagner On Tackling Venture Capital

Seahawks linebacker is a Hall of Fame caliber middle linebacker, but he's a lot more than just a talented football player, he's also, amongst other things, a savvy businessman who negotiated his own contract extension in 2019 to become the league's highest paid linebacker.

Wagner has also recent become a venture partner at Fuse Venture Partners, a newly-formed venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Seattle entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas.

Wagner recently sat down with GeekWire Studios to discuss his varying business interests including Fuse Venture Partners.

You can find the full conversation with Wagner here. Among the topics covered are why Wagner wants to support local entrepreneurs, what he learned negotiating his own contract, and how the venture capital industry can help boost diversity.

"A lot of it is opportunity, giving someone an opportunity to intern, give someone an opportunity to sit in on a board meeting and be around the different companies that you are building and just giving them access," Wagner said. "But for myself, it is passing that knowledge down. All the knowledge that I get, all the access that I get, I try to pass that down. And not open a door, and close it behind me. But open a door and see how many people behind me that I can pull in with me, and start showing the value of diversity, the value of having that different perspective than yours."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's social post comes from Seahawks quarterback/Stanford women's hoops superfan Russell Wilson, who is excited about the re-signing of running back Chris Carson.

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In very good news for Seattle's offense, running back Chris Carson officially re-signed with the Seahawks on Saturday.

Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins says Seattle's D-line should still be a team strength even after moving on from Jarran Reed.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times looks at what the Seahawks could still be looking to add in free agency.

Gregg Bell of the News Tribune looks at why re-signing Carson is so big for Seattle's offense.

A look back at Chris Carson's first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. The running back signed a multi-year deal to stay with the team on Saturday. Read more: https://shwks.com/p88cz4

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