Niche focus investor groups

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Play/Experiential-Focused Investors

VC, angel, early-stage investors and accelerators whose investment thesis is focused on sports, play, physical activity, experiential opportunities and/or the teen market are Stadia Ventures, Seventy Six Capital , KB Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Courtside VC, Capital Sports Ventures, OneTeam Collective, Motion Ventures, Elysian Park, The Players' Impact, Will Ventures, and TechStar Sports Accelerator. The website, thesis focus, and contact information for each company has been entered into the attached spreadsheet.

Stadia Ventures

Stadia Ventures is an innovation hub that works with entrepreneurs, industry partners, and investors in the sports innovation sector. Companies in the Stadia portfolio include FanCam, Gamerz Arena, and Leaguer. Stadia has accelerator offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Frisco, Texas. A direct phone number has not been published. Contact info:
Website contact form
LinkedIn

Seventy Six Capital

Seventy Six Capital’s Sports Tech fund provides an opportunity for professional athletes, influencers and executives to invest in sports tech startups. Portfolio companies include Shot Tracker, Nerd St. Gamers, and Whistle Sports. Contact info:
Phone: 610-854-2821
LinkedIn

KB Partners

KB Partners is an early stage investment firm focusing on sports and sports technology related startups. Portfolio companies include Active Network, Anglr, and Supreme Golf. Contact info:
Phone: 847-681-1270
LinkedIn

Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures’ Sapphire Sport Fund focuses on early stage startups in the sports technology, media, and entertainment sectors. Portfolio companies include MyCujoo, Overtime, and Phoenix Labs. Contact info:
Phone: 650-382-1110
LinkedIn

Courtside VC

Courtside invests in early stage technology companies that focus on sports and media. Portfolio companies include FanAI, GameCo, and VSporto. The firm has locations in Detroit, Michigan and New York. Contact info:
Phone: 347-875-7677
LinkedIn

Capital Sports Ventures

CSV invests in sports and lifestyle activities. Recent investments include the DC and Dallas Bike Ride, Big Teams, and Schedule Star.
Phone: 703-789-9540
LinkedIn

OneTeam Collective

OneTeam is a sports focused accelerator that works with companies in all growth stages that are looking to improve the lives of athletes and fans. Portfolio companies include Fan Health Network, Sportscastr, and Play Impossible. Contact info:
Phone: 202-572-7465
LinkedIn

Motion Ventures

Motion investments are focused on early-stage sports and lifestyle companies. Sports markets the company invests in include lifestyle sports, esports, vsports, fan engagement and smart venues. Contact info:
Phone: 858-353-0945
LinkedIn

Elysian Park

Elysian provides seed, venture capital, and growth equity to companies focused on the sports sector including sports performance, venue operations, fan experience, and youth sports. Portfolio companies include Draft Kings, Field Level, and League Apps. Contact info:
Phone: Not published
LinkedIn

The Players' Impact

TPI is an investment organization that works with professional athletes interested in investing in early-stage startup sports focused companies. Portfolio companies include NRG eSports, SideLine Swap, and MarsReel. Contact info:
Phone: Not Published
LinkedIn

Will Ventures

Will Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm. Investment focus is on sports related technology including wearables, genomics, fitness, sports betting, and esports. The company does not have a published phone number or email. Available contact info:
LinkedIn

TechStars

TechStars is a venture capital firm and accelerator program. The TechStars Sports Accelerator works with early-stage sports tech companies. Contact info:
Phone: 303-720-6559
LinkedIn

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  • "We look for great teams who are building innovative companies at the intersection of sports and technology. "
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  • "We are passionate about helping innovative entrepreneurs create category-defining businesses that transcend sport. We know what it takes to help our companies grow and we’re committed to being long-term, value-add partners to the next generation of technology companies at the intersection of sport, media and entertainment."