Our Value-add Platform:
A first-of-its-kind approach to early-stage sport investing.
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.
Our approach leverages an investor base of stakeholders across the entire sports, media and entertainment ecosystem and is built on Sapphire Ventures’ established venture capital and Portfolio Growth platform. Our dedicated team of investment professionals is focused on helping our entrepreneurs build companies of consequence.
mycujoo empowers sport federations, leagues and clubs to easily live-stream their competitions and matches. mycujoo’s technology ensures live streams can be broadcast from a device as simple as a mobile phone to provide opportunities for the distribution, monetization, and commercialization of rights holders data and content, and serves the audience that keeps the game alive, the fans.
Overtime is a sports network focused on young, digital-native sports fans. The company’s programming focuses on talented young athletes, in particular high school athletes who play basketball and football. Overtime is a distributed sports network.
Tonal is the world’s most intelligent fitness system and the first truly personalized approach to strength training. Tonal enables people to lead healthier lives by providing them with the technology, guidance, and community support to effectively reach their fitness goals.
Phoenix Labs is an independent game company based in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Mateo, California. The company was founded in 2014 to create games for it’s passionate community and evolve the way great games are made and enjoyed. They aspire to create new AAA gaming experiences that their community will share for years to come.
Fevo enables “social commerce” by making it easier to bring people together to create unforgettable group live event experiences. With a powerful payments technology and a smart approach, Fevo is revolutionizing how groups purchase and socialize their transactions with their friends and friends’ friends allowing people to easily share event details and also split payment across live events, attractions, travel, or direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands such as in the health and beauty sector.
Sapphire Sport is a first-of-its-kind venture capital platform bringing together the capital and industry experience of premier global sporting, media and lifestyle brands, including City Football Group, owners of English Premier League champions Manchester City; owners and investors from major U.S. sports franchises - National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer - and strategic family offices and institutional investors.
Company Stage and Focus
We primarily invest in Series A and B-stage technology startups focused on the intersection of sports, media and entertainment.
We typically invest between $3M and $7M as our initial investment, acting as a lead, co-lead or participant.
We will be tracking and investing in multiple market segments, including:
- Next Gen Media
- Sports Betting & Data
- Digital Fitness
- eSports & Gaming
These segments are not exclusive and will consistently be tested and reevaluated.
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