Upside Recap: The Best Wearables & Olympian Michael Phelps’ Keynote at HIMSS (Orlando FL)

Last week we attended HIMSS a leading tech health conference in Orlando Florida. The tech conference was packed with 50,000 attendees. Amazingly enough, 95% of the attendees were not wearing a mask so there was a feeling of optimism at the show. We had a chance to talk to many [...]

Upside Chat: Victorien Tixier, CEO, ScorePlay (Leading Next-Gen CMS Powering Sports Clubs digital channels)

This week, we had the honor to interview Victorien Tixier, CEO of ScorePlay, a leading next-gen CMS that powers sport clubs digital channels. ScorePlay is a leading startup that enables clubs to centralize distribute and monetize media photo and video content. Here is a diagram illustrating ScorePlay’s solution: Picture: ScorePlay [...]

Upside Chat: Padraig Harrington, World Class Pro Golfer & Former World #3

This week, we had the honor of interviewing Padraig Harrington, a world class European professional golfer and former world’s #3. Padraig Harrington is an Irish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, the PGA Tour and the PGA Champions Tour. He has won three major championships: The [...]

Upside VC profile: SOSV (HAX, IndieBio, Chinaccelerator, MOX, dlab).

VC name: SOSV (also operates HAX, IndieBio, Chinaccelerator, MOX, dlab). Headquartered: New Jersey (USA) Founded: 1994 Managing Partners: Sean O'Sullivan, Cyril Ebersweiler Website: https://sosv.com, https://hax.co, https://indiebio.co Sectors: Deep Tech globally VC type: Accelerator, Venture Capital Acceleration duration: 16 weeks Typical investment range: $250k-$1M Total number of investments: 2,224 core investments [...]

February Recap: Apple AR contact lenses coming? Serena Raises $111M Fund. $760M Raised In Sports Tech. 26% Came from NFT Startups.

Dear Colleague, February was another busy month in the world of elite sports with the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics, the Super bowl, the beginning of the MLS season and some other key sports events. Two weeks ago we were in Europe trip where we caught up with pro teams, coaches [...]

Upside Chat: Dr Ron Dick, Duquesne University, Ex NBA/NCAA exec, on the MLB Lockout, the Russian/Ukraine situation, the Metaverse, Lebron James, and Tom Brady.

This week we had the honor to interview again Dr. Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing at Duquesne University in the school of business. Ron also worked for 20 years in sports, including 15 years in the NBA with the Sixers and the Nets, and then four [...]

Upside: Our key takeaways from our European trip with top clubs, coaches and national teams

Last week we took a quick break to catch up with some top European clubs (Ligue 1, Premier League..), Olympic organizations and national teams to get a pulse on the latest sports tech trends impacting those sports organizations. We had numerous meetings with top coaches, athletic trainers, head of sports [...]

Upside Chat with Serial Entrepreneurs & Investors (Siri inventor, VC…) on Best Practices for Successful Exits.

This week we had the honor to interview a group of serial entrepreneurs & investors on best practices for successful exits. Adam Cheyer, a serial entrepreneur, co-founder and inventor of Siri (sold to Apple), and co-founder of Viv Labs (sold to Samsung). Jay Eum, co-founder & Managing Partner [...]

Upside: Injury Risk Assessment Solutions Ecosystem (Key Trends, Vendors, Recommendations to Teams) Analysis

Over the last decade, injury risk assessment has become a major challenge for many pro teams and leagues. For example, as shown in the graph below, among US sports leagues, the cost of injuries has skyrocketed over the years and totaled $700M and $500M for the MLB and NFL, respectively, [...]

Upside Chat: Massimo Marinelli, Executive Board Member, Aser Ventures (Leading Investment Platform In Sports and Technology)

This week, we had the honor to interview Massimo Marinelli, Executive Board Member of Aser Ventures, a leading investment platform specializing in sports and technology. Aser Ventures are not tied to a particular stage or scale of investment, from incubating new businesses to working with globally known names. [...]

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