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Bradley Keywell, born in October 1969, in Chicago USA, is an entrepreneur, a co-founder of a number of companies including Uptake Technologies, LLC.
So just how loaded is Brad Keywell? Sources state that Keywell has acquired a wealth of over $600 million, as of late 2016. His net worth has been established through his involvement in a number of companies and business ventures, which began in the mid-1990s.
Brad Keywell Net Worth $600 Million
Keywell grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he attended Cranbrook Schools. He later enrolled at the University of Michigan, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon graduating in 1991, he enrolled in the University of Michigan Law School, earning a Juris Doctor cum laude in 1993. He also attended the London School of Economics.
After completing his education, Keywell began working for Equity Group Investments, LLC. In 1994 he became a co-owner and the President of an apparel business called Brandon Apparel Group, Inc. In 1999 he co-founded an e-commerce technology company selling promotional merchandise called Starbelly, Inc., serving as its CEO and President. A year later, the company was sold to HA-LO Industries for $240 million, with Keywell becoming Ha-Lo’s major investor, owning around 8.2% of the company’s stock worth about $25.4 million. His net worth was boosted, enabling him to become involved in numerous other ventures.
In 2004 he co-founded a private equity and consulting company focused on applied technologies called Meadow Lake Management, LLC., becoming the company’s Managing Partner. The following year he co-founded Echo Global Logistics, a technology-based enterprise transportation management company, eventually becoming its Lead Independent Director.
In 2007 Keywell co-founded MediaBank, a technology company offering services such as advertising buying, accounting, communication and advertising integration, now known as MediaOcean LLC – he served as the company’s director until 2015, when the business was sold. The same year he co-founded and became the Principal of an online marketplace providing activities, travel, goods and services, called ThePoint.com, later renamed to Groupon. In 2010, he co-founded Lightbank, a company that invests in disruptive technology businesses, and became its Managing Director, General Partner and Managing Partner. All contributed to his wealth.
In 2014, Keywell co-founded Uptake Technologies, LLC, and has since served as its CEO. The company, which provides predictive analytics platform, merged with the major construction company Caterpillar and venture capital giant New Enterprise Associates in 2015, raising $45 million in venture capital. It is valued at $1 billion, being the third unicorn in Illinois, enabling Keywell to draw a sizable income.
In addition to his involvement in these major companies, Keywell serves as an Executive Director of Belly Inc. and as an Executive Partner to William Blair New World Ventures venture capital fund. He is also a co-Founder of a video production service lightswitch, inc., and the founder of InnerWorkings, Inc.. He is the Chairman at one of the major ideas and innovation platforms in the world known as Chicago Ideas Week, and is also the Chairman at Illinois Innovation Council, focused on offering resources to improve businesses, and at Future Founders Foundation, concentrating on helping to teach and inspire students in entrepreneurship.
Keywell serves as a trustee of a real estate investment trust called Equity Residential, as well as on a number of boards of trustees, including the Zell-Lurie Entrepreneurship Institute at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, the NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
Additionally, Keywell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, teaching a course on entrepreneurship and disruptive technology, and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Business School, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Medill School of Journalism.
He has published “Biz Dev 3.0: Changing Business as We Know It” and”Isabelle Speaks Up: A Story of Possibilities”, the latter book co-written with his daughter.
Having his hand in so many business projects has enabled Keywell to establish impressive wealth.
In his private life, Keywell has been married to Kimberly Keywell since 1996. The couple has two children together.
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|Birth date:||October 1969|
|Birth place:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Education:||University of Michigan Law School, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, London School of Economics|
|Spouse:||Kimberly Keywell (m. 1996-)|
|Books:||"Biz Dev 3.0: Changing Business as We Know It", "Isabelle Speaks Up: A Story of Possibilities"|