Upside GPS Vendor Survey
Last year we conducted a 2020 Sports Tech survey to measure the impact of COVID-19 on sports tech budgets. We got great responses from 30+ pro teams (NBA, NFL, MLS, Ligue 1, Premiere League, Laliga..). You can see the survey summary here. We are now running a new GPS vendors [...]
Upside Chat: Alberto Maiorana, Sorare (NFT Sports leader)
This week we had the honor to interview Alberto Maiorana, the head of licensing at Sorare, a leading NFT sport startup in soccer. Sorare is the world’s leader in the NFT football soccer space with hundreds of thousands of users.
NFT Reached $2.5B in 1H21. SoulCycle’s NY Sales Up +55%. Fitbit ring coming?
Dear Colleague, Last month was a busy month in the world of sports and technology. In the world of soccer, the European soccer championship saw some major upsets, with France the current World champion, being defeated against Switzerland. Italy won its first International trophy in 15 years by beating England [...]
⭐ Upside Analysis: Why there needs to be a focus on higher quality sports tech startups
With a sports tech industry valued at $11B, there has been an increasing focus from pro teams and leagues on sports tech startups over the year. But like most industries, sports teams and leagues are being approached by a myriad of sports tech startups. Unfortunately, most of those sports organizations [...]
⭐ Upside VC Spotlight: Courtside Ventures
VC name: Courtside Ventures Headquartered: New York, NY Founded: 2014 Founders: Vasu Kulkarni, Deepen parikh Website: www.courtsidevc.com/ Sector: Sport Tech (Digital Media, Fitness, Wellness, Gaming + ESports) VC type: Micro VC Typical seed investment range: $500k to $2.5M (Seed or Series A stage). Courtside Ventures invest in early-stage founders that [...]