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Sapphire Sport

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Doug Higgins Michael Spirito


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Total investments 22
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 0.81
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Sports
  • Gaming
  • Video Games
  • Fitness
  • Personal Health

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Palo Alto.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Sapphire Sport, startups are often financed by Shasta Ventures, Science, New Enterprise Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Tuesday Capital, Soma Capital.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Video Games, Console Games. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Tonal, PlayVS, GreenPark Sports.

This organization was formed by Doug Higgins, Michael Spirito.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Digital Media
Fantasy Sports
Predictive Analytics
$100M09 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States

$42M22 Jun 2022 Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel


$5M19 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Personal Health
01 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


$10M18 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States


Consumer Electronics
Enterprise Software
Media and Entertainment
Music Streaming
$24M14 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

GreenPark Sports

Online Games
Video Games
$31M22 Oct 2021 California, United States


Mobile Apps
$20M30 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States


Digital Media
Fantasy Sports
Predictive Analytics
$80M22 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States
Buzzer Raises $20M In Series A Financing

– Buzzer from NYC is a mobile platform for personalization and discovery of live sports.
– The company closed $20m Series A funding.
– The round was led by existing investor Sapphire Sport and new investor Canaan Partners with participation from LaMelo Ball, Devin Booker, J. Cole, Wayne Gretzky, DeAndre Hopkins, Sabrina Ionescu, Michael Jordan, Patrick Mahomes, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Renee Montgomery, Naomi Osaka, and Bobby Wagner, as well as early investors Lerer Hippeau and Anthony Noto [SoFi, Army West Point].


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