Why “1623” Capital?

1623 Capital® is an investment management subsidiary of The Motley Fool Holdings, Inc., which owns a leading global group of financial media companies that offer a range of subscription-based investment publications. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the world reading its guidance since 1993, The Motley Fool, and its founders, David and Tom Gardner, have strived to help subscribers across the globe to become smarter, happier, and richer with investment advice and products for more than a quarter-century.

The name 1623 alludes to the year that Shakespeare’s First Folio was published, bringing to the world and saving for history 18 of Shakespeare’s plays that had never before been published, including The Motley Fool’s namesake play, As You Like It.

The First Folio was published ad hoc by a group of Shakespeare’s friends who recognized, shortly after The Bard’s death, that his plays were being lost to time. Through determination, ingenuity, and foresight, a band of regular people scraped up the money to pay for the considerable cost of publishing 900 pages of text during an age when most people couldn’t read. The name 1623 Capital pays homage to that story.

Finally, the 1623 Capital team is aiming to bring the signature “Foolish” style—irreverent, plainspoken, honest—to investors of the Fund. As fits our parent company’s purpose statement, the goal is to make investors smarter, happier, and richer.

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

After winning the Fool’s first online portfolio management contest, called Port Folly, Jeff joined The Motley Fool in 1996 as co-manager of the original long/short Fool Portfolio on Fool.com with ...
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Jonathan (JP) Bennett, CFA

Jonathan (JP) Bennett, CFA

JP is a Senior Analyst for 1623 Capital. JP has been with The Motley Fool since 2013 and most recently served as a Senior Analyst, working with Jeff on both ...
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Brian Richards

Brian Richards

Brian is CCO and heads up operations for 1623 Capital. Brian is also an executive director of Motley Fool Hong Kong Ltd and a director of The Motley Fool Japan ...
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Paul Chi

Paul Chi

Paul is a Research Analyst for 1623 Capital. Since joining The Motley Fool as an analyst in 2010, Paul has had a diverse set of experiences. He has practiced long/short ...
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Mark Reagan

Mark Reagan

Mark Reagan is 1623 Capital’s Operations and Investor Relations Associate. Mark worked for The Motley Fool LLC’s subscription publishing business from 2018-2019. During his time on the Member Services team, ...
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Who owns 1623 Capital?

1623 Capital is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of The Motley Fool.