CEO, THRILL ONE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
WHY: Helms Costa Mesa firm, an events and content business, that’s looking to build an all-encompassing platform for motocross, motorsports, skateboarding and other amped-up action sports.
IN THE NEWS: In July, the company got new owners, in a deal that valued Thrill One at about $300M. Backers include a pair of institutional investors, including one with ties to UFC’s former owners, plus well-known sports and media personalities.
NOTABLE: The investors “knew there was power in numbers and offered the opportunity to scale the company within the industry.”