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Boom Entertainment Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Boom Entertainment (formerly known as Boom Sports) is a NYC-based creator of sports gaming apps.
– The company raised $15M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Sands Capital with participation from Defy Partners, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Rush Street Interactive, TEGNA, Bettor Capital, Velo Capital, Alpha Bridge Ventures, and Heatwave Partners.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating the company’s expansion into real-money gaming products.

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Sleeper Raises $40M in Series C Funding

– Sleeper is a San Francisco, CA-based fantasy sports company.
– Company raised $40m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from angel investors including Klay Thompson (Thompson Family Foundation); Shane Battier; and Baron Davis, Byron Jones, Ros Gold-Onwude, Kevin Lin, Tim Chen, and Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant.
– The new investment will be used to expand the game offerings on its platform and build a new feature called Wallet that will enable users to sync their preferred payment methods to the platform.

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Mobile Premier League Raises Series E Financing; Valued at $2.3 Billion

– Mobile Premier League, the Asian largest esports and skill gaming platform, raised its Series E round of financing at a pre-money valuation of $2.3b.
– The round was led by Legatum Capital with participation from existing investors Sequoia, SIG, RTP Global, Go-Ventures, Moore Strategic Ventures, Play Ventures, Base Partners, Telstra Ventures, and Founders Circle Capital.
– The new investment will be used to finance the company’s global expansion and invest in its technology.

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PredictionStrike Raises $1.7M in Funding

– PredictionStrike is a NYC-based performance-based sports platform where fans can buy and sell virtual shares of professional athletes as if they were stocks.
– The company raised $1.7m in funding.
– Backers included MaC Venture Capital and New Age Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s team, further build out their technology, and increase their marketing efforts to bring in new users.

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Whoop Raises $200M in Series F Funding at $3.6 Billion Valuation

– Whoop, a Boston MA-based human performance company, raised $200M in Series F funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from IVP, Cavu Ventures, Thursday Ventures, GP Bullhound, Accomplice, NextView Ventures and Animal Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to invest in research and development to build the future of wearable technology, expand hiring across engineering, data science and analytics, acquire leading technology companies to evolve the membership offering, and enter new markets through strategic international expansion.

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Betsperts Closes $6M Series A Funding Round

– Betsperts Media & Technology Group is a Chicago, IL-based sports betting and fantasy sports media company.
– The company raised $6M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by new investors HBSE Ventures and Verance Capital with participation from previous investors such as Parlay Capital Holdings, LLC, Velo Partners, David VanEgmond (Current Founder and CEO of Bettor Capital), and various other angel investors.
– The new investment will be used for product development and expansion into new markets.

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Chalkline Raises $2.7M in Series A Funding

– Chalkline (formerly Chalkline Sports) from Nashville develops a B2B customer acquisition and retention platform for freeplay and real money games.
– Company raised $2.7m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Parlay Capital Holdings and Patrick Conroy with participation from Afshin Yazdian; Andrew Braitchouk, Group Finance Director at Sports Media Interactive; and Clay Travis of Fox Bet Live and Outkick.
– The new investment will be used to bolster product development and commercial momentum.

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Hamburg-Based Sport Alliance Secures €60M Growth Investment from PSG

– Sport Alliance announced €60m growth investment from PSG.
– Company’s objective is to digitize the global fitness industry.
– Sport Alliance delivers innovative software solutions and services to fitness chains, franchise systems, and independent fitness providers in an effort to make gym management more efficient and broaden digital access to sports and exercise for their members.
– Company already counts more than 5,000 sports and health facilities among its customers in the DACH region.
– Sport Alliance’s product portfolio is currently available in countries including Italy, Spain, France, the UK and the USA.

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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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MaxOne Raises $3.5M in Funding

– MaxOne from Grand Rapids, MI develops technology to help coaches interact and engage with athletes.
– Company raised $3.5M in funding.
– The round was led by Stadia Ventures with participation from Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, and Wakestream Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Zone7 Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Zone7, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based AI-driven human performance platform, raised $8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Blumberg Capital with participation from previous investors Resolute Ventures, UpWest, PLG Ventures and Joyance Partners, and additional investors Value Stream Ventures, Alumni Ventures and New York based J-Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and expand into new verticals.

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LeagueApps raises $15M to be the ‘operating system’ for youth sports organizations

– LeagueApps, which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15m in a Series B round of funding.
– Existing investor Contour Venture Partners led the financing, which brings to $35m the company’s total funding since its 2010 inception.
Major League Baseball and Elysian Park Ventures, the private investment arm of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers, also participated in the round.
– A slew of new and existing backers also put money in the round, including Olympic gold medalists Julie Foudy and Swin Cash; NFL veteran Derrick Dockery; Peter J. Holt, chairman of Spurs Sports & Entertainment; Laura Dixon, founder and president of PRO Sports Assembly; and investment management firm Hamilton Lane.

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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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Toca Football Raises $40M in Series E Funding

– Toca Football is a technology-enabled soccer experiences and entertainment company that provides a training platform, which employs a proprietary ball machine, digitalized targets and a data-enhanced app to create a welcoming environment for players at every level.
– The company raised $40m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by WestRiver Group (WRG), Rns Toca Partners LLC, and D2 Futbol Investors, LLC., with participation from Jared Smith, co-founder and former COO of Experience Management (XM) company Qualtrics.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and the business reach.

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Smarkets Raises in Series B Funding

– Smarkets is a London UK-based provider of a betting exchange and prediction market platform.
– The company raised $30m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), which joined existing investors Passion Capital and Deutsche Telekom.
– The new investment will be used to bolster SBK’s position in the UK mainstream betting market after its launch in August 2019, expand its reach in European countries, and accelerate its rollout in the US.

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Growve Raises $175M in Funding

– Growve, a St. Petersburg FL-based company which specializes in acquiring and operating natural supplement brands, raised $175M in funding.
– The round was led by Palm Beach Capital.
– The new credit facility includes multiple bank syndication partners – Truist Bank, Compeer Financial, Wells Fargo, N.A., First Horizon Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Synovus Bank, South State Bank, N.A., Atlantic Capital Bank, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and Seaside Bank and Trust, a division of United Community Bank.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand acquisition of omnichannel natural wellness & body care brands and organig growth.

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Sports Memorabilia Platform Collectable Announces Additional $5.5 Million in Funding As Part of Series A Round to Expand User Base And Support Product Expansion

– Collectable is the leading sports memorabilia investment platform, with $5.5m raised as part of a Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Amplo, Bain Capital Ventures and Fifth Down Capital.
– Other notable investors include Rose Park Advisors, Evolution VC Partners, Anthony and Joseph Pompliano, Colin Anderson (Friends and Family Capital, former CFO of Palantir) and Jeff Pearlman (Partner, LNK Partners).
– The new funds will go towards expanding the platform’s user base, supporting product expansion, marketplace data and analytics, content creation, and various marketing initiatives.
The valuation is not being disclosed.

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Icon Source Closes $1.6 Million Funding Round to Serve Emerging College Market

– Icon Source closed a $1.6m seed round.
– The funding will support the company’s expansion as it adds to its sales team, enhances its digital platform and prepares to begin facilitating deals for college athletes on July 1, 2021.
Hawke Ventures participated in the round.
– With the NIL compensation laws going into effect, 2021 will be a significant year in sports.
– As the only platform to offer college athletes a place to connect directly with brands as well as facilitate revenue-generating marketing deals, while meeting NCAA and university compliance protocols, Icon Source is uniquely positioned to dominate the college athlete endorsement space.

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Supersapiens Lands $13.5M

– Supersapiens announces a $13.5m capital raise led by MICA Ventures AG.
– The new energy management ecosystem, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, has secured the largest investment in the sports continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) space.
РThe investment was joined by Ed Baker, former VP of product and growth at Uber and head of international growth at Facebook, Harvey Schwartz, former co-president and CFO of Goldman Sachs, R̩mi Duchemin, co-founder of OC Sport, and Eric Min, founder and CEO of Zwift.

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Jeff Bezos joins Drake, NBA stars and others in $80M backing of Overtime sports media brand

– Jeff Bezos is among the investors taking part in an $80m funding round in Overtime, a sports media brand with plans to launch a new basketball league for elite high school players.
– The Amazon CEO’s investment company Bezos Expeditions took part alongside notable co-investors such as hip-hop star Drake, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, and a host of current and former NBA stars.
– Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Overtime calls itself “a publisher and an influencer” and has become a social media juggernaut in five years, with programming across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and more attracting 14 billion views a year.
– The company has raised more than $140m to date and runs a popular app and sells branded merchandise.

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GumGum Raises $75M in Funding

– GumGum is a global contextual advertising technology company based in Santa Monica, California.
– The company raised $75m in funding.
Goldman Sachs Growth joined existing investors Upfront Ventures, NewView Capital, and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the adoption of its contextual intelligence advertising product suite and expand investments in key international markets.

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StarStock Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– StarStock from NYC is an online marketplace for sports fans and card hobbyists to buy, sell, and invest in their favorite athletes.
– The company raised $8m in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from several angel investors including NBA all-star Trae Young, Twitch Co-founder Justin Kan, Chief Operating Officer of BetMGM, Ryan Spoon, and Ilkka Paananen, Co-founder of Supercell.
– StarStock intends to use the new funding to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Fishbrain Raises $31M in Funding

– Fishbrain is a Stockholm, Sweden-based sport fishing app, social network, and digital marketplace.
– The company raised $31m in funding.
– Backers included Consensus Småbolagsfond and Adrigo Asset Management, as well as all main existing shareholders, including B Capital Group and SoftBank Ventures Asia.
– The company will use the funding to continue to scale its user base, solidify its position in Sweden and Norway, strengthen its engineering, product, marketing, and sales teams at its HQ and product hub in Stockholm, as well as through hiring in the US and throughout Europe.

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Magenta Partners leads $6 million investment round for home-fitness platform, Motosumo

Magenta Partners led a major Series A funding round for Motosumo, a fast-growing at-home indoor cycling platform offering live, interactive classes from any bike.
– Magenta led the funding round with the participation from existing investors.
– Motosumo is the only platform of its kind that is hardware agnostic, which presents significant opportunities for growth across borders.
– Motosumo’s innovative tech means that users can join the platform from home, using any bike and a mobile phone or tablet.
– Motosumo delivers an affordable alternative to the range of expensive market participants that require consumers to purchase equipment and wait weeks for delivery to get started.

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ZenSports Closes $2.4M Series ‘A’ Round of Funding

– ZenSports, the next-generation mobile sports betting app that offers both a traditional book plus peer-to-peer sports betting platform using fiat or cryptocurrencies, has announced the close of its new $2.4m in Series A funding.
– Investors in this round include Gaingels, MicroVentures, Calm Ventures, Twenty Five Ventures and Allied Ventures Partners, as well as other individual angel investors.
The new round of funding will be used by ZenSports to complete its current U.S. gaming license applications that it has on file in Nevada and Tennessee.
– ZenSports also recently signed a partnership deal with Boulter Developments to eventually expand into Colorado.

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Alt Raises $31M in Seed and Series A Funding

– Alt, a P2P marketplace for sports cards, raised $31m in a seed and a Series A funding round.
– The Series A round was led by Seven Seven Six, along with other investors including Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Addition Ventures, Chapter One, BoxGroup, Nat Friedman, John Collison, Patrick Collison, Darren Rovell, Sue Wagner, JD Ross, Fred Ehrsam, Eric Wu, Larry Fitzgerald, Laura Behrens Wu, Tobias Harris and others.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

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Esports firm NODWIN Gaming raises 164 Cr of equity investment from South Korean Gaming firm KRAFTON

– Esports firm NODWIN Gaming raises 164 Cr of equity investment from South Korean Gaming firm KRAFTON.
– Built on the world’s largest youth demographic and fuelled by affordable smartphone and data prices, esports has seen a surging demand which has led to NODWIN Gaming receiving a minority investment from South Korean Gaming firm KRAFTON.
– NODWIN Gaming intends to channelize these funds to accelerate the development of esports in South Asia, Middle East and Africa, support talent, provide better gaming infrastructure and technology and conceptualise, organize and execute a multitude of tournament IPs at the national and international level.
KRAFTON is one of the top gaming companies in South Korea and is the creators of intellectual properties and games such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS(PUBG)s, TERA, Golf King, Castle Burn among others.

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Professional Fighters League Wins $65M Funding

– The Professional Fighters League (PFL) from New York has announced the completion of a $65m financing round.
– The round was led by Ares Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and Knighthead Capital.
– The PFL is the first and only to present MMA in the sport-season format, where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing each year in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
– PFL is the fastest growing sports league and the #2 MMA company worldwide.

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The Chernin Group (“TCG”) Invests ~$40 Million in Growth Capital in Goldin Auctions, the Leading Collectibles & Trading Cards Marketplace

The Chernin Group (“TCG”) Invests ~$40 Million in Growth Capital in Goldin Auctions, the Leading Collectibles & Trading Cards Marketplace
– Goldin Auctions, the leading marketplace for collectibles and trading cards, announces it has raised ~$40 million in growth financing from The Chernin Group (“TCG”), a multi-stage investment firm known for building and investing in leading, emerging consumer businesses in the media, commerce and technology industries.
– Goldin Auctions will use the funding to invest in technology, operations and audience development to further build upon the trust the company has established with buyers and sellers on its platform.
– The collectibles market is now valued at more than $10 billion in annual transactions.

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U.S. Integrity Secures $1M in Seed Funding

– U.S. Integrity is a Las Vegas and New York-based technology and data-driven analytics company monitoring match-fixing, game manipulation and other unethical or illegal betting-related activity.
– The company secured $1m in seed funding.
– This round was led by the New York Angels with participation from Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York, existing investor SeventySix Capital, and several prominent financial service executives and entrepreneurs.
– Jeffrey Seltzer co-led the process for the New York Angels investment group and joined as a new Board Director.

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