HYPE Sports Innovation Shifting Gears in the US with New Board Acquisition, Peter Hutton
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HYPE Sports Innovation Shifting Gears in the US with New Board Acquisition – Peter Hutton, Former Head of Sports Partnerships at META
HYPE Sports Innovation “HYPE”, is the global leader in identifying, nurturing, and investing in SportsTech start-ups. HYPE, often referred to as the Y Combinator of sports, has announced that Peter Hutton, SportsTech executive, and sports industry veteran, will be joining their all-star board of sports and tech professionals including UEFA, Canal+, Pepsi, PWC, and the NFL.
Peter brings over 25 years of experience in sports media to HYPE’s global ecosystem of SportsTech startups, teams, leagues, governing bodies, athletes, and investors. He has held numerous senior executive roles in leading media companies including Senior Vice President of Sports at FOX, Managing Director at ESPN STAR Sports, CEO at EUROSPORT, and most recently as Head of Sports Partnerships Worldwide at META.
“Innovation is constant, if you are not innovating, you are falling behind….I look forward to working closely with the HYPE team, the startups, teams, leagues, and investors to drive sportstech innovation”, said Peter Hutton
HYPE Sports innovation focus on the North American market traces back to 2019, when it partnered with New York University (NYU) to launch the HYPE Sports & Blockchain Accelerator, since then it worked with hundreds of US sports brands and invested in US-based SportsTech startups.
“Hutton’s addition to HYPE’s board only underscores our dedication to bringing global SportsTech solutions to US teams, leagues, athletes, and investors” shared Amir Raveh, CEO, of HYPE Sports Innovation. Raveh also added, “Peter’s leadership will strengthen our commitment to serving sports business stakeholders, who are always seeking to capitalize on the enormous growth opportunities available in the industry.”
Peter will play an active role in HYPE’s Global Virtual Accelerator (GVA), a platform enabling startups and industry leaders to collaborate on SportsTech solutions that solve real-world problems. The program has attracted over 3,500 SportsTech startups, leading to 215 portfolio additions and has included many of the world’s leading sports organizations including the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks the Philadelphia Phillies, Bundesliga, FIBA, Premier league Teams and global media giants such as Sinclair, STAR Sports Lab and more.
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About HYPE Sports Innovation:
Founded in 2015, HYPE Sports Innovation is the largest global ecosystem for SportsTech comprising over 200 teams, leagues, federations, and marquee global brands and over 70,000 individuals including investors, athletes and others involved in the business of sports. Through its flagship SportsTech founders programs, Global Virtual Accelerator (GVA), HYPE has vetted over 3500 SportsTech startups and today manages a select portfolio of 224 companies. Notable HYPE alumni include Edisn AI, TALLY, FansXR, Imagine AR, Qortex, Sizzle, and Pronto CX. In addition to assisting startups, HYPE works with many of the world’s leading professional sports teams to help them both uncover and test the latest and greatest SportsTech solutions. HYPE’s mission statement sums up its dedication to finding, supporting and commercializing the best SportsTech for today’s teams, leagues, and federations: “HYPE’s vision is to impact people’s lives through the power of sports and innovation”.
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