Sports Money Recap – October 19th
Your Sports Money Weekly Update – 3 Min Read
BLAST secures €12.7m investment to support global expansion plans
In a press release, BLAST shared that the funding round will help strengthen and expand the company’s position as a leading developer of global esports ecosystems. The funds will enable BLAST to continue producing esports events worldwide in collaboration with game publishers, such as Valve, Ubisoft, and Epic Games.
Soccer Tech Company Playermaker Raises Funds to Spur U.S. Growth
Sports tech startup Playermaker recently raised a growth funding round as it looks to expand the use of its shoe-mounted wearables in the U.S.
ADvantage led the round and was joined by Ryan Sports Ventures, an investment vehicle founded by Patrick Ryan, whose family owns stakes in the Chicago Bears and AFC Bournemouth.
Zelus Analytics Raises Series A Funding to Accelerate Growth in Sports Analytics
Zelus Analytics, the sports analytics company that is transforming player evaluation and in-game decision-making announced today that it has successfully completed the first tranche of its Series A. The round includes participation from Teamworthy Ventures, Gametime Capital, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s 35V, Billy Beane, and others, who join existing investor RedBird Capital.
Amsterdam-based PULSE Sport bags €250k from SportInnovator to help athletes improve performance
Amsterdam-based PULSE Sport, an athlete performance monitoring and sports management platform, announced on Tuesday that it has secured its first investment ticket of €250k in a pre-seed round from SportInnovator.
Joor raises $25 million to expand into sports and footwear
Joor, the American digital platform specialising in wholesale, which conducts the majority of its business in Europe, has announced that it has raised $25 million (€23.6 million). The funds are intended to accelerate the company’s development and investment in innovation.