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