We are thrilled to announce our equity partnership with Thirty Five Ventures, owned by NBA all-star Kevin Durant and sports business executive Rich Kleiman. “Master & Dynamic has been elevating the audio game since they launched in 2014 and I felt that they were a company I had to get involved with,” said Durant. “Music is such a huge part of my life that their products have become an important part of my day to day, and I’m looking forward to some amazing collaboration between our teams.”
“We are extremely privileged to partner with select leaders across various disciplines. They inspire us daily with their focus and commitment to quality and craft,” states Jonathan Levine, founder and CEO of Master & Dynamic. “Our partnership with Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures business partner Rich Kleiman, is no different. The more time I spend with Kevin and the 35 Ventures team, the more I realize how Kevin's deep love of music and technology and approach to his craft, basketball, mirrors that of Master & Dynamic: concentration, focus, and a tireless and dynamic pursuit of mastery. Best yet, he does this based on his own internal drive rather than a need to impress the world. Our first project, the Special Edition MW65 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones custom colorway is a great first start.”
In addition to having part ownership in Master & Dynamic, the full partnership will also see Durant and Thirty Five Ventures work with the company on creative, design and building out the intersection of sports, culture and music. In June, the special edition “Studio 35” colorway of the newly released MW65 Active Noise- Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones from Master & Dynamic launched, enabling fans to purchase the custom designed cool grey active noise-cancelling headphones online at masterdynamic.com and at select retail locations.
“As I’ve gotten to know Jonathan and his team, I’ve been impressed by how they have grown the company out to one of the preeminent audio companies in the world,” said Rich Kleiman, Partner, Thirty Five Ventures. “Master & Dynamic are disrupting the industry, not only through advanced technology but also the premium look and feel of their products. We know that they are going to be a true force in the space and cannot wait to get started with them.”