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Top 10 Sports Unicorn Companies in 2022

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The Sports industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Sports space, these 10 companies should be your inspiration.

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Fanatics

Fanatics

Fanatics is a worldwide leader in licensed sports merchandise and fan gear, including jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and much more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $18.00

    B (

    June 2012

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Jacksonville

  • Started in:

    1995

  • Founders:

    Alan Trager, Michael G. Rubin, Mitch Trager

  • Industries:

    Manufacturing, Retail, Sporting Goods, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,170.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Dream11

Dream11

Dream 11 is India’s leading fantasy sports platform. Play Dream 11 for free & win exciting cash prizes every week.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.00

    B (

    April 2019

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Mumbai

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Bhavit Sheth, Harsh Jain

  • Industries:

    Fantasy Sports, Information Technology, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,165.08M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Whoop

Whoop

WHOOP is a personalized, data-driven performance management system designed for athletes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.60

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Aurelian Nicolae, John Capodilupo, Will Ahmed

  • Industries:

    Fitness, Sports, Wearables, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $404.38M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    35

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Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League

Mobile Premier League is a skill-based eSports platform used to offer cash prizes while playing games.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.45

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bengaluru

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Shubh Malhotra, Shubham Malhotra

  • Industries:

    eSports, Gaming, iOS, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $377.70M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Tonal

Tonal

Tonal is an AI-powered home gym system that provides individualized strength training.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.60

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Aly Orady, Nate Bosshard

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Electronics, Fitness, Machine Learning, Personal Health, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $431.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    33

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candy.com

candy.com

Candy Digital is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm that enables MLB fans to purchase and trade officially licensed nonfungible tokens.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2021

  • Founders:

    Michael G. Rubin, Mike Novogratz

  • Industries:

    Blockchain, Collectibles, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $100.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Strava

Strava

Strava allows runners and cyclists to share their fitness progress with an online community.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Mark Gainey, Mark Shaw, Michael Horvath, Yandong Liu

  • Industries:

    Fitness, Internet, Mobile, Social Network, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $556.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Fiture

Fiture

Fiture is a smart household fitness equipment brand.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Chengdu

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Edward Fu, Yuhan Tang

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Fitness, Robotics, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $288.22M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Vox Media

Vox Media

Vox Media is a digital media operator and content provider that provides smart, savvy, and engaging content with expert editorial insight.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Washington

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Jerome Armstrong, Markos Moulitsas, Tyler Bleszinski

  • Industries:

    Digital Media, Internet, Journalism, Lifestyle, Sports

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $307.63M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Zwift

Zwift

Zwift transforms solo indoor cycling into adventurous social experiences through virtual reality, engaging storylines, and competition.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Long Beach

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Alarik Myrin, Eric Min, Jon Mayfield, Scott Barger

  • Industries:

    Cycling, Fitness, Sports, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $597.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    16

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