Courtside Ventures

Founded 2014
Founders Deepen Parikh Vasu Kulkarni


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Total investments 51
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 7.29
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Sports
  • Gaming
  • Fitness
  • eSports
  • Media and Entertainment

Courtside Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Deepen Parikh, Vasu Kulkarni. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Courtside Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, Ore Ventures, Transmedia Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sterling.VC, Advancit Capital, Elysian Park Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sterling.VC, Sky, GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund.

Comparing to the other companies, this Courtside Ventures performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from Courtside Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Robotics, Video Games. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight StockX, REBEL, Religion of Sports.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nifty Games

Digital Entertainment
Video Games
$26M31 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco


Real Estate
$10M29 Jul 2021 Canada, Montreal


$5M07 Jul 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Drop Fake

Service Industry
$9M30 Jun 2021 Canada, Vancouver

Infinite Objects

Consumer Electronics
$6M27 May 2021 United States, New York


Digital Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
Online Games
$13M03 May 2021 India, New Delhi


Digital Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
Online Games
$9M09 Apr 2021 India, New Delhi


Dietary Supplements
Health Care
Personal Health
$7M13 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Hydra Studios

Health Care
Real Estate
$3M03 Dec 2020 United States, New York
Silofit Raises $12.25M in Funding

– Silofit is a network company which develops and operates private micro-gyms.
– The company raised $10.25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Whitecap Ventures Partners with participation from Courtside Ventures and Alate Partners, David Grutman, Fitt Ventures and Fitt Insider.
– The company intends to use the funds to support its expansion to the U.S. market, which includes opening 50 new Silos across five U.S. cities, beginning with Miami and Chicago, and build out its leadership team adding 25 new hires over the next year to its current team of 50 employees based in Montreal and Toronto; and establishing its U.S. headquarters in Miami.

Dibbs Announces $13 Million Series A to Scale Real-Time Fractional Sports Card Marketplace

– Dibbs, the only real-time fractional sports card marketplace, announced its $13m Series A financing round led by Foundry Group.
Tusk Venture Partners, Courtside Ventures, and Founder Collective also participated in the round, as did a syndicate of superstar athletes, including Chris Paul, Channing Frye, DeAndre Hopkins, Kevin Love, Kris Bryant, and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
– Following a closed beta that kicked off in March of 2021, the Dibbs platform recently became available to all US-based users across iOS, Android, and the web.
– Dibbs enables fans to buy and sell fractions of sports cards, in real-time.


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