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Source: https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/28/sapphire-ventures-launches-115-million-sports-tech-fund-with-big-name-backers/   Silicon Valley VC firm Sapphire Ventures has launched a new $115 million sports tech fund, called “Sapphire Sport’. According to the press release, the fund will focus on sports technology startups and extend to media and entertainment industries. The Sapphire Sport Fund is backed by some big names;  Adidas, AEG, Major League...
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Source: https://www.menabytes.com/arqamfc-statsbomb/ Egyptian sports data startup ArqamFC has been acquired by StatsBomb, the UK football analytics company. ArqamFC was founded in 2017 and collects over 5,000 data points every match, selling critical data analytics to clubs, agencies, and players to help improve game performance, player management and talent recruitment. According to the ArqamFC website, some...
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FanWide provides a free digital platform for fan clubs which helps out-of-market sports fans find a local game watch party at a sports bar for any team in any city. Millions of displaced fans can use FanWide to find the closest community event for their favorite team and check in for rewards, wherever they are...
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BenchVote is a fan engagement and digital activations platform designed for sporting organisations, governing bodies and brands to engage their fans, drive revenue and collect data as part of a campaign, or across the whole season.   Where did the genesis/idea for your business come from? The idea came from my time in digital agency...
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By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media   Shot Scope’s chief executive officer David Hunter built his company off the back of wanting to solve a frustrating problem golfers have. He wanted to improve his handicap on the course and to solve the problem of sharpening his game that didn’t solely rely on playing rounds and practicing on...
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LaLiga and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) have launched a startup competition as part of “The Original Inspiration Center by LaLiga supported by GSIC”, an initiative to detect the best technological developments in the sports and entertainment industry. The competition seeks to enhance digital talent by developing disruptive solutions in soccer,...
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By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media   The most startling problem women’s footballers have had for too long is they have had to use men’s and children’s boots which were never designed to support their feet. This lack of suitable footwear causes multiple problems, injury, reduced participation and most crucial of all enjoyment in sport drops. Melbourne startup Ida […]
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By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media   Australian startup URef channelled their frustrations with the large amount of negative conversation and annoyances with referees into a platform that gives fans a centralised voice to rate a referee’s match-day performance. Their app-based platform checks the barometer of fan sentiment and emotion by asking users whether they agree with […]
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By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media   Powered by a fast, easy to use scoring module, grassroots cricket app CricHeroes plans to be the central social network for cricket players and fans alike. The Ahmedabad-based startup allows amateur cricketers to live score their matches while any person can track a match on CricHeroes live, ball to ball, like an […]
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By Clint Vojdinoski, Editor at Bullpen Media   Harnessing the mobility of digital, Sydney based fan engagement startup Benchvote builds digital fan activations that are limitless. The company helps clients build microsites and widgets to allow fast fan and sponsor activations. The advantage is they can respond to client changes, needs and new ideas quicker than an agency, […]
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