Rudy Cline-Thomas is the Founder and Managing Partner of Mastry, a multistage venture fund, which counts world-class athletes, top CEOs, and influencers as limited partners to assist in creating top-tier platform-building opportunities. Mastry has made early investments in more than 80 companies including Robinhood, Marqeta, Grab, Dapper Labs, Allbirds, Uber, PagerDuty, Zoom, Cloudflare, Jumia, Qualtrics, Zuora, Hippo, HIMS, Datadog, GOAT, and Klarna.
In 2021, Cline-Thomas launched commercial real estate investment firm Mastry Properties, a division of Mastry, to invest in developments that seek to empower the communities in which they are located. The first portfolio investment is a $1 billion joint venture with Tishman Speyer to develop the first phase of the Harvard Enterprise Research Campus (ERC), located in Allston, Massachusetts. Harvard ERC is a 900,000-square-foot future hub of innovation comprising a science lab, apartment units, hotel, and a conference center.
Leveraging his deep relationships in the worlds of sports and entertainment, Rudy was the mastermind and Executive Producer of the 2021 Sports Emmy-nominated “The Scheme,” HBO’s riveting look at the underbelly of college basketball. The revealing and no-holds-barred documentary focused on the federal government’s three-year investigation into college basketball corruption.
In 2017, Rudy Cline-Thomas founded The Players Technology Summit, which brings together leaders in the technology, venture capital, and sports communities to discuss tech investing, trends, partnerships, and future sports/tech initiatives.
Cline-Thomas serves on the board of Engine Media (NYSE: GAME) and the Salesforce Global Advisory Board (NYSE: CRM). Rudy is a strategic advisor to Gucci, and a board advisor for Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA) and Zuora (NYSE: ZUO). He also sits on the advisory board of Global Communities and is a member of the board of trustees for Providence College, where he earned his college degree.
Rudy works and resides in New York City and San Francisco.