Upside Chat: David Hobbs, Mojo Vision (World’s First AR contact lenses)

This week we had the honor to interview David Hobbs, the Senior Director of Product Management at Mojo Vision, the leading startup building the world’s first AR Contact Lenses. Of note, Mojo Vision has raised $170M+ to date. 📝 Show Notes: Through this interview, we touched on his [...]

Upside VC Profile: Stadia Ventures

Upside VC profile of the month: Investment platform name: Stadia Ventures Headquartered: St. Louis, MO Founded: 2015 Managing Partners: Joe Pimmel, Brandon Janosky, Alex Chalmers Website: Sectors: Sports + Esports VC type: Pre Series A investor and accelerator. Acceleration duration: 14 weeks Typical investment range: $50k-$250k Total number of [...]

Best Practices On How To Best Create VC Decks & Pitch Sports Tech Startups To VCs

For the past 10 years I have worked and helped many sports tech startups raise money, meaning helped them put together VC decks and connect them with potential investors (VCs, angels, Teams’ VC arms..). Now I never guarantee startups that I can help them raise money. However what I can [...]

Upside Chat: Ismael Fernandez, ThermoHuman CEO

This week we had the honor to interview Ismael Fernandez, CEO of ThermoHuman, a leading company in the thermography space, which helps teams reduce muscle injuries and quantify internal load. 📝 Show Notes: Through this interview, we touched on his background, his company, your product and how it [...]

Upside Analysis: NFTs Vs Crypto Vs Digital Currency, How Are They Different?

For the past 6 months we have been talking to lots of clubs regarding NFTs, what it is and how it can benefit them. But one thing is becoming more clear every day. Many clubs do not understand the difference between crypto and NFTs. And the clubs are not alone. [...]

Upside Chat: Alexi Pianosi, Strengths and Conditioning Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

  This week we had the honor to interview Alexi Pianosi, the strengths and conditioning coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, a leading NHL team. 📝 Show Notes: Through this conversation Great we touched on his background, his role at the Penguins, as well as the impact of COVID. [...]

Sept Recap: NFL, MotoGP & Rugby World Cup Embrace NFTs. $1.49B in Sports Tech Invest., Up +827% In Sept.

Dear Colleague, We had another busy month of September in the world of elite sports. In the world of soccer, all the major European soccer leagues are now back in full swing. In Tennis, Djokovic did not win its 21th grand slam title at the US Open, defeated by Russian [...]

Upside Chat: David Rose & Emma Barraclough, Top Execs at Chelsea Digital Ventures

This week we had the honor to interview David Rose and Emma Barraclough, top executives of Chelsea Digital Ventures. David is the head of Chelsea Digital Ventures, and Emma is a Product owner for Blue Fuel, an elite sports nutrition company, developed with Chelsea FC. 📝 Show Notes: [...]

Sports Betting, The Key To Allow Wearables During NBA Games & A New Major Revenue Opportunity For the NBA & Other leagues.

Up until now the NBA has not allowed the use of wearables during live NBA games. But we believe that this will soon change thanks to sports betting. In this analysis we will explain the state of wearables in the NBA and other sports leagues, how sports betting will be [...]

Upside Chat: Mark French, X2 Performance CEO

This week we had the honor to interview Mark French, CEO of X2 Performance. Mark is also a serial entrepreneur. 📝Show Notes: Through this interview, we touched on his background as a serial entrepreneur (NBC Universal, Court Grip, Mission, X2 Performance), his company X2 Performance, as well as [...]


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