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Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Thrive Capital as Partner

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Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor Bob Iger, former CEO of the Walt Disney Co., is joining venture-capital firm Thrive Capital as a venture partner, the company announced Tuesday.

Iger stepped down as Disney’s CEO in 2020 after a 15-year run, succeeded by Bob Chapek. Iger’s tenure as as executive chairman ended at the end of last year.

New York-based Thrive Capital was founded in 2009 by Josh Kushner, the younger brother of former Trump adviser Jared Kushner. “Bob is widely recognized as one of the most visionary, innovative, and successful CEOs in history, and epitomizes daring leadership,” the VC firm said in a blog post. “Bob will bring his experience and expertise to bear in mentoring our founders as they build iconic companies spanning multiple industries, including healthcare, consumer technology, financial services, enterprise software, and more.

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