Marc Lore Says Venture Firm With A-Rod Will Make Big Bets On Digital Retail

Walmart’s former e-commerce chief Marc Lore said he’s ready to make big bets on digital retail as he teams up with baseball star Alex Rodriguez on a new venture capital firm. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the serial entrepreneur said they will write bigger checks and take bigger stakes in early-stage companies. For instance, he said, they invested $10 million for a 40% ownership stake in NOW//with, a start-up that connects Instagram followers to brands. The new company, called Vision Capital People or VCP, will start with $50 million of Lore and Rodriguez’s own money. The pair are also in discussions to buy a professional basketball team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read more at CNBC.