Our history

In late 2017, JDS Sports acquired SLAM, the basketball magazine founded in 1994, to transform the title into a modern media business and lifestyle brand now with 20 million fans and growing.

Shortly thereafter, JDS anchored the initial seed funding for Framework Ventures, which has grown to become one of the largest crypto venture firms with over $1 billion in assets under management.

With these two companies as the pillars to a sports & web3 focused approach, JDS continues to invest in complementary companies building the next iteration of the internet.

Our Team

  • CEO & Chairman, JDS Capital Management
  • Former Chairman, Dimensional Associates: The Orchard, eMusic, Dreamworks Music Publishing
  • B.A., Cornell University

Joseph D. Samberg

  • Formerly: New York Knicks, Team Epiphany (Nike Basketball)
  • M.A., Columbia University

Peter Robert Casey

  • Sports Business Journal New Voices Under 30
  • Angel Investor & Advisor: Gainful, Nonfiction Research
  • B.A., Georgetown University

Matt Aronson

  • Production Finance
  • Production Accountant for ESPN 30 for 30, O.J.: Made in America
  • B.A. & M.B.A., Columbia University

Miguel Batista

  • Web3 Associate
  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.S., Rutgers University

Karl Blum

Senior Associate
  • Creative Project Manager, Complex
  • Product Management, Turner Sports
  • B.S., Lee University

Jasmine Hill

Project Manager