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Top 54 Sports Startups in 2024

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1) OneFootball

OneFootball

News, scores, stats, and more on the ultimate football media platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Lucas Cranach
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $141,957,137
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (Earlybird Venture Capital, Union Square Ventures, Lakestar, Adidas, Evolution Media)

You can find their website here.

2) Heja

Heja

Heja is the only app you'll ever need to communicate with coaches, managers, parents, and players.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Mikael Blix
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $6,801,874
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 8 (Max Ventures, Peak, Bonnier Ventures, Luminar Ventures, Inbox Capital)

You can find their website here.

3) Fishbrain

Fishbrain

Today and tomorrow, Fishbrain helps people catch more and bigger fish and become better fishermen.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Jens Lindman, Johan Attby
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $58,750,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 20 (FJ Labs, Seedcamp, B Capital Group, Northzone, Almi Invest)

You can find their website here.

4) ESL

ESL

Professional gaming, commonly known as e-sports, is the emphasis of ESL, a gaming news and information network.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • City: Cologne
  • Started in: 1996
  • Founders: William Perry
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $30,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

5) G2 Esports

G2 Esports

G2 Esports is a world-class esports organization that represents some of the greatest players on the planet.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Carlos Rodríguez, Jens Hilgers
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $27,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 13 (MaC Venture Capital, Dan Gilbert, Everblue Management, Go4it Capital, Joseph Tsai)

You can find their website here.

6) ONE Championship

ONE Championship

ONE Championship is a sports media firm that specializes in mixed martial arts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Chatri Sityodtong
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $336,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 6 (Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital India, Greenoaks Capital, Mission Holdings)

You can find their website here.

7) EGYM

EGYM

EGYM uses high-tech software to develop and construct the most advanced smart connected strength training equipment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Bayern
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Florian Sauter, Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $143,471,520
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7 (European Investment Bank, High-Tech Grunderfonds, NGP Capital, Bayern Kapital, Highland Europe)

You can find their website here.

8) Veo

Veo

Veo is a cameraless method for recording and viewing sports.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • State: Hovedstaden
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Henrik Teisbæk
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $33,055,028
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 10 (Seed Capital, Courtside Ventures, PreSeed Ventures, Ventech, Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker)

You can find their website here.

9) IQONIQ

IQONIQ

IQONIQ is a new fan engagement platform focused solely on the "Sports and Entertainment sector."

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • State: Toscana
  • City: Montecarlo
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 100,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Lux Media Investments)

You can find their website here.

10) Bikemap

Bikemap

Bikemap is a global provider of bike map and navigation services. Offline, routing, and map functions are all available with a mobile subscription.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Austria
  • State: Wien
  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Christof Hinterplattner, Matthias Natmessnig, Peter Eich
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 2,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 3 (Speedinvest, Ponooc, Peter Eich)

You can find their website here.

11) Playtomic

Playtomic

Playtomic is a sports court booking website that aspires to become a social network for athletes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • State: Madrid
  • City: Madrid
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Domingo Guzman, Felix Ruiz Hernandez, Pablo Carro, Pedro Clavería, Sergio Servet
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: € 11,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 3 (Victor Jacobsson, Optimizer Invest, GP Bullhound)

You can find their website here.

12) McLaren Group

McLaren Group

McLaren Group is a sports car manufacturer that specializes in automotive, motorsport, and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • City: England
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bruce McLaren, Ron Dennis
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: £353,800,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (National Bank of Bahrain BSC, Nidala company)

You can find their website here.

13) EVOS Esports

EVOS Esports

EVOS Esports is an eSports group that is establishing an online sports platform to help shape the country's eSports environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Hartman Harris, Ivan Yeo, Michael Widjaya
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $16,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Woowa Bros, Insignia Ventures Partners, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Korea Investment Partners, Indogen Capital)

You can find their website here.

14) Kitman Labs

Kitman Labs

Kitman Labs is a sports analytics firm that employs artificial intelligence to improve athlete health and performance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Ireland
  • State: Dublin
  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Iarfhlaith Kelly, Stephen Smith
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $24,498,273
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 6 (Sony Innovation Fund, Enterprise Ireland, BlueRun Ventures, QVIDTVM, Peter Kight)

You can find their website here.

15) Tonsser

Tonsser

For youth footballers, the #1 platform and performance app is

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • State: Hovedstaden
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jeppe Curth, Peter Holm, Simon Hjære
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 9,800,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 7 (Alven, Seed Capital, Wellington Partners, R/GA Ventures, PreSeed Ventures)

You can find their website here.

16) ReSpo.Vision

ReSpo.Vision

ReSpo.Vision uses cutting-edge AI research to change football and utilize it to monitor and evaluate football games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Poland
  • State: Mazowieckie
  • City: Warsaw
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Lukasz Grad, Mateusz Szala, Pawel Osterreicher, Wojciech Rosinski
  • Funding: € 1,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (ff Venture Capital, RKKVC)

You can find their website here.

17) JOGO

JOGO

JOGO assists users in predicting football's future faces.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Noord-Holland
  • City: Amstelveen
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: David Dwinger
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 1,870,000
  • Funding rounds: 3

You can find their website here.

18) Gen.G Esports

Gen.G Esports

Gen.G is the premier esports organization that connects the United States and Asia.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Kent Wakeford, Kevin Chou, Mike Li, Phillip Hyun
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $46,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 14 (Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, Stanford University, SVB Capital)

You can find their website here.

19) SMARTSTUDY

SMARTSTUDY

SmartStudy is a multinational entertainment firm. Pinkfong and Monster Super League are two examples of our high-quality animation and gaming entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • State: Seoul-t'ukpyolsi
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ryan Seungkyu Lee
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $12,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (DT Capital Partners, KDB Capital, IBK Capital)

You can find their website here.

20) Skitude

Skitude

For skiers and resorts, we create a digital ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • State: Oslo
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: David Huerva, Marc Bigas, Victor Oliva
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $26,780,868
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8 (Draper B1, Investinor, The Crowd Angel, IESE Business School, Norselab)

You can find their website here.

21) bepro11

bepro11

bepro11 is a football technology platform that offers services such as sports video and data analytics.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Hamburg
  • City: Hamburg
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Alex Han, Luis Kang
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $19,122,451
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6 (Altos Ventures, Softbank Ventures Asia, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Spring Camp, KT investment Inc.)

You can find their website here.

22) Pandascore

Pandascore

Provider of esports stats and odds

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Flavien Guillocheau, Jonathan Retterer
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $9,016,217
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9 (Global Founders Capital, aXiomatic, NUMA, Alven, KB Partners)

You can find their website here.

23) Sponsoo

Sponsoo

Sponsoo is an online marketplace that connects sponsors with athletes and sports teams.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Hamburg
  • City: Hamburg
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Andreas Kitzing, Bela J. Anda, Christian Kaspar
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,685,647
  • Funding rounds: 12
  • Number of investors: 20 (Microsoft, Andreas Mihalovits, IFB Innovationsstarter, Samuel Harrison, European Super Angels Club)

You can find their website here.

24) XYXX Apparels

XYXX Apparels

XYXX Apparels, which owns the XYXX innerwear line.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Gujarat
  • City: Surat
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Yogesh Kabra
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $4,923,799
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (DSG Consumer Partners, Sauce.vc, Synergy Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

25) BookMyShow

BookMyShow

BookMyShow is an online ticketing service for movies, theaters, and sporting events in India.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Maharashtra
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Ashish Hemrajani, Parikshit Dar, Rajesh Balpande
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $224,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 6 (Accel, Stripes, SAIF Partners, Network18, TPG Growth)

You can find their website here.

26) NODWIN Gaming

NODWIN Gaming

NODWIN Gaming is a gaming solutions provider and e-sports event organizer.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Gurgaon
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Gautam Virk
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: ₹1,640,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Krafton)

You can find their website here.

27) HalaPlay Technologies

HalaPlay Technologies

HalaPlay Technologies is a platform for daily fantasy sports.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Swapnil Saurav
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $7,964,767
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8 (Nazara Technologies, Kae Capital, Milan Ganatra, Nazara Games, Sandesh Kirkire)

You can find their website here.

28) Rooter

Rooter

Rooter is a sports community app that aims to connect and customise sports content across sports and gaming for its users.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Delhi
  • City: New Delhi
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Akshat Goel, Dipesh Agarwal, Piyush Kumar
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 16 (Paytm, Venture Catalysts, Anthill Ventures, leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners, Rockstud Capital)

You can find their website here.

29) Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League

The Mobile Premier League is an eSports platform that rewards players with cash prizes while they play games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Shubham Malhotra
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $225,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15 (Sequoia Capital India, MDI Ventures, RTP Global, BEENEXT, Pegasus Tech Ventures)

You can find their website here.

30) FTX

FTX

FTX is a mobile game developer who works online.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Zheng Tang
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: CN¥13,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5 (Falcon, Honghuang Keji, Juanchuan Keji, Yongxing Zheng Keji, Qianhai Xinheli)

You can find their website here.

31) Fiture

Fiture

Fiture is a smart workout equipment brand for the home.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Edward Fu, Yuhan Tang
  • Funding: $391,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 17 (Tencent, DST Global, Sequoia Capital China, Coatue, Legend Capital)

You can find their website here.

32) Hupu

Hupu

Hupu is a forum for sports comments and news.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Shanghai
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Shawn Cheng
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $337,927,040
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 5 (CICC, ByteDance, Greenwoods Asset Management, Haitong Kaiyuan Investment, Quansheng Investment)

You can find their website here.

33) Codoon

Codoon

Codoon is a sports and wellness company that makes gadgets that track users' activity, sleep, and other bodily functions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Sichuan
  • City: Chengdu
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Paul Shen
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $111,304,532
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8 (Shenzhen Capital Group, Focus Media, CITIC Capital Holdings, SBCVC, SIG China (SIG Asia Investments))

You can find their website here.

34) Dongqiudi

Dongqiudi

Dongqiudi is a website that provides news, commentary, league rankings, and video feeds of football matches from across the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Chen Cong
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $66,442,502
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (Sequoia Capital China, Tianxing Capital, Arena Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

35) iQiyi Sports

iQiyi Sports

iQiyi Sports is the sports division of iQiyi, one of the most rapidly growing online video platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Beijing
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2010
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: CN¥850,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (IDG Capital, Yao Capital, China Sports Capital, Huiying Financial Service)

You can find their website here.

36) WHOOP

WHOOP

WHOOP is a performance optimization system that helps athletes improve their performance by tracking their recuperation, training, and sleeping hours.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Aurelian Nicolae, John Capodilupo, Will Ahmed
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $204,751,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 33 (SoftBank Vision Fund, Collaborative Fund, LionTree, Institutional Venture Partners, NextView Ventures)

You can find their website here.

37) Hudl

Hudl

Hudl is a software platform that provides sports teams with video analysis and coaching capabilities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Nebraska
  • City: Lincoln
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Brian Kaiser, David Graff, John Wirtz
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $228,850,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 5 (Accel, Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, Nelnet, Jeff Raikes, Tricia Raikes)

You can find their website here.

38) Vox Media

Vox Media

Vox Media is an online media publishing organization that specializes in influencing editorial properties and premium advertising.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: District of Columbia
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Jerome Armstrong, Markos Moulitsas, Tyler Bleszinski
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $307,632,220
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 11 (Khosla Ventures, General Atlantic, Accel, Next Play Ventures, Comcast Ventures)

You can find their website here.

39) Betty Labs

Betty Labs

Betty Labs is a company that makes a sports trivia app that aims to create life experiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Founders: Howard Akumiah
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $9,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 4 (Google, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Amazon Alexa Fund, Brendan O'Driscoll)

You can find their website here.

40) Fanatics

Fanatics

Fanatics is a sports merchandise company that produces fan attire and jerseys for a variety of retail outlets.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Jacksonville
  • Started in: 1995
  • Founders: Alan Trager, Michael Rubin, Mitch Trager
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $2,365,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 15 (Silver Lake, SoftBank Vision Fund, Alibaba Group, Temasek Holdings, Andreessen Horowitz)

You can find their website here.

41) ShotTracker

ShotTracker

ShotTracker develops sensor-based technology that gathers basketball stats in real time during workouts and games.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Kansas
  • City: Mission
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Bruce Ianni, Davyeon Ross
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $33,785,000
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 21 (Greycroft, Hearst Ventures, IrishAngels, TechNexus Venture Collaborative, Verizon Ventures)

You can find their website here.

42) Fanatiz

Fanatiz

Fanatiz is a sports streaming platform providing live and on-demand sports channels.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Miami
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Matias Rivera Larrain
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $17,022,158
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (777 Partners)

You can find their website here.

43) chiliZ

chiliZ

An international sports and entertainment company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Malta
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alexandre Dreyfus
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $27,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Jump Trading, Kosmos Ventures)

You can find their website here.

44) Mars Reel

Mars Reel

Mars Reel is a high school sports and youth culture content and consumer products company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Bradley Deyo, Brandon Deyo
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $4,825,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 24 (Backstage Capital, 500 Startups, Thirty Five Ventures, Jason Robins, Haroon Mokhtarzada)

You can find their website here.

45) Loupe

Loupe

Loupe is a live eCommerce streaming network that is working on a mobile app for collecting sports cards.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Miami
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Eric Doty
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $15,110,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5 (Forerunner Ventures, Nat Turner, Upfront Ventures, DJ Skee, Chris M. Willliams)

You can find their website here.

46) Growve

Growve

Growve is a brand aggregator that specializes in wellness and beauty brand acquisition and management.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Fort Lauderdale
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Brian Baer, Matthew Newman
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $175,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 11 (Atlantic Capital Bank, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Truist, Synovus)

You can find their website here.

47) Cloud9

Cloud9

Cloud9 is a multi-game professional esports organization situated in the Los Angeles, California area.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jacques Etienne, Paullie Etienne
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $79,309,995
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 26 (Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, Alexis Ohanian, Valor Equity Partners, Eldridge)

You can find their website here.

48) CEEK

CEEK

CEEK is a smartphone VR app that allows users to connect with bands in a virtual reality environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Miami Beach
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Mary Spio
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $7,247,500
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1 (Backstage Capital)

You can find their website here.

49) SportsEdTV

SportsEdTV

Digital Media in Sports Education

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • City: Miami
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Aleksandar "Sasha" Jovicic, John Eagleton, Robert Mazzucchelli
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $5,475,000
  • Funding rounds: 4

You can find their website here.

50) Spartan Race

Spartan Race

Spartan Race is an obstacle race and endurance company that aims to provide athletes with sporting challenges and courses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Andy Weinberg, Joe DeSena, Julian Kopald
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $15,750,001
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (Hearst Ventures, Breakaway Ventures, Raptor Consumer Partners)

You can find their website here.

51) Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group

Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled sports and entertainment community with a global reach.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Texas
  • City: Dallas
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Dave Jolliffe, Steve Jolliffe
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: $301,360,257
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 1 (Providence Equity Partners)

You can find their website here.

52) Second Spectrum

Second Spectrum

Second Spectrum is working on a game machine learning software that will use artificial intelligence to change sports.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jeff Su, Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $20,099,998
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4 (LionTree, August Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures)

You can find their website here.

53) Strava

Strava

Strava is an online platform that allows runners and cyclists to track their activities, compare their results, and compete with their peers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Mark Gainey, Mark Shaw, Michael Horvath, Yandong Liu
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $151,850,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 7 (Sequoia Capital, TCV, Dragoneer Investment Group, Jackson Square Ventures, Sigma Partners)

You can find their website here.

54) FanDuel

FanDuel

FanDuel is a daily fantasy sports site where you may play for real money.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Lesley Eccles, Nigel Eccles, Rob Jones, Tom Griffiths
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $416,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 24 (FJ Labs, Dawn Capital, Bullpen Capital, Fabrice Grinda, Tusk Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

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