Startups Investment Recap – December 15th

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Startups Investment Recap – December 15th

Derek Jeter’s Arena Club trading card platform raises US$10m

Baseball legend Derek Jeter’s online trading card marketplace Arena Club has raised US$10 million in fresh funding to continue its expansion. The round was led by venture capital firm M13, with participation from, Elysian Park Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures and Bam Ventures. Arena Club has now raised around US$20 million in total.

GameOn receives $35 million in Series B funding

Chat platform developer GameOn has raised $35 million in Series B funding. Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Mighty Capital, and B3 Capital led this latest round, bringing their total funding up to $54 million.

Gankster raises $4.25 million for its all-in-one competitive gaming platform

Gankster, an all-in-one competitive gaming platform, has announced that it has raised a Seed round of $4.25 million, co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Hetz Ventures.

BRS Golf acquires Albatros Datenservice and Digital Golf Solutions

BRS Golf, part of NBC Sports Next, acquires Albatros Datenservice and Digital Golf Solutions; Acquisition of Albatros Datenservice and Digital Golf Solutions allows NBC Sports Next to expand golf operations into mainland Europe and South Africa

Wolves owners seek new investment but club not up for sale

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Chinese owners are looking for a new investor in the club but insist they will not entertain any takeover offers despite financial pressures on their main business.

International Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan announces $75M Global Investment Sports Tech Fund

On day one of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Finance Week (ADFW), leading international cricketer and entrepreneur Shikhar Dhawan announced that he would be launching a $75 million Global Investment Sports Tech Fund, consisting of a Greenshoe option of $25 million.


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