Wayne D. Kimmel is the Founder and Managing Partner of Artists & Instigators, a venture capital company that he founded in 1999 that invests in consumer product and services companies.
Some of Wayne’s most successful investments include:
- SeamlessWeb (acquired by ARAMARK)
- Take Care Health Systems (acquired by Walgreens), and
- NutriSystem (NTRI), (top performing stock in the U.S. for 5 consecutive years).
His business partners at Artists & Instigators are Marc Eckō
& Tony Bifano
. In 2012, Philadelphia Magazine
named Wayne as one of the “Top Innovators
” in the Philadelphia region. Wayne was also named by Philadelphia Magazine
as one of “Philly’s People to Watch”: “one of 76 fascinating people whose moves, ideas, innovations and boldness will shape — and change — our lives over the next decade.”
Wayne lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife and their two children. Read more about Wayne and his fund’s current investments here.