Courtney Reum is an innovator whose goal is to create impact towards global change. Courtney is the co-founder of M13, a Los Angeles-based venture capital and brand development holding company that accelerates businesses at the nexus of consumer technology.
Courtney began his career as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs in New York, working with brands such as Procter & Gamble, Under Armour, and Vitamin Water. Following his career at Goldman Sachs, Courtney and his brother Carter Reum established VeeV Spirits with the goal of creating “a better way to drink,” eventually becoming one of the fastest-growing independent brands in the country. In 2016, Courtney & Carter sold a majority stake of VeeV Spirits to a multi-national strategic buyer.
Courtney holds a B.A. with distinction from Columbia University in New York and is an alumni of Harvard Business School, where he also guest lectures. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and has twice served as the President of the Bel-Air Chapter. Courtney was appointed as the first Executive in Residence (EIR) for the city of Los Angeles by then Mayor Eric Garcetti and is philanthropically involved as a Board Member of causes such as the Los Angeles Opera.
Courtney was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of both 2014 and 2015 by Goldman Sachs at its annual Builders + Innovators Summit, featured in Inc’s “500 fastest growing private companies in America,” and included in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list.
Courtney and his brother are the authors of the national bestseller Shortcut Your Startup, which was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2018 and aimed to share their insights and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.
As it relates to soccer, Courtney grew up playing in Chicago. His club team, the Chicago Sockers Magic, were 7-time consecutive Illinois club team champions and the first team from the state to win the National Championship. He was a multi-year ODP and All-State player. Courtney went on to play Division I at Columbia University, where he started as freshman. Columbia’s team was ranked in the Top 25 and Courtney was named Academic All-Ivy.
Alongside the San Francisco 49ers ownership group, Courtney is a minority owner of Leeds United of the EPL.