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Sports Funding, M&A News- FanDuel, TeachMe, Kinduct, N3XT, Apex (October 2023 Edition)

Updated: Feb 14


ScoreCard October 2023
ScoreCard October 2023

Welcome to ScoreCard, your monthly dose of the latest and greatest happenings in the dynamic world of sports and sports technology! In a rapidly evolving landscape, we understand the importance of staying informed and ahead of the curve. That's why we've created ScoreCard by SportsFirst to bring you a comprehensive roundup of the most exciting sports deals, startup funding alerts, mergers, acquisitions, and emerging technologies in the industry.


Every month, our dedicated team of experts curates the top stories and trends from the world of sports and sports tech, ensuring that you never miss a beat. We've got you covered from the latest mega-mergers to innovative startups shaking up the industry. We dive deep into sports to bring exclusive insights, expert analysis, and thought-provoking commentary on the hottest topics.


ScoreCard is more than just a newsletter; it's a community of like-minded enthusiasts, professionals, and visionaries passionate about the future of sports and sports technology. Our mission is to keep you informed, inspired, and engaged as we explore cutting-edge developments reshaping how we play, compete, and experience the thrill of sports.


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FanDuel Unveils Mobile Sports Betting in Kentucky
FanDuel Unveils Mobile Sports Betting in Kentucky

FanDuel Unveils Mobile Sports Betting in Kentucky, Enhancing Options for Sports Enthusiasts


In a groundbreaking move on September 28, 2023, FanDuel Group launched its mobile sports betting services in Kentucky. This development allows sports enthusiasts in Kentucky seamless access to the FanDuel Sportsbook app, available on both iOS and Android devices, as well as through desktop platforms.


FanDuel, widely acknowledged as a premier online sportsbook in the United States, offers an extensive spectrum of betting opportunities encompassing professional sports, college sports, and international sporting events. Additionally, the platform presents a plethora of enticing promotions and bonuses, catering to both newcomers and loyal patrons.


This momentous launch represents a significant stride for sports aficionados in Kentucky, providing them with expanded choices for wagering on their beloved teams and events.





TeachMe.To Secure $2 Million
TeachMe.To Secure $2 Million

TeachMe.To Secure $2 Million in Seed Funding for Sports Coaching Platform


In a recent development, TeachMe.To, a platform designed to assist budding athletes in connecting with local coaches, has secured $2 million in seed funding during September 2023. Nick O'Brien, CEO of TeachMe.To, underscored the company's vision, stating, "Learning something new can be intimidating — that's why most of us don't start. TeachMe.To takes the guesswork out of finding a coach, so you can focus on improving your skills and having fun.


This app will streamline the process of scheduling and managing lessons, further enhancing the user experience. With its innovative approach, TeachMe.To is poised to make a lasting impact on the sports coaching industry.



Kinduct and N3XT Sports Partnership
Kinduct and N3XT Sports Partnership

Kinduct and N3XT Sports Forge Strategic Partnership to Elevate Athlete Data Management in Sports


In a significant development, Kinduct and N3XT Sports have announced a strategic partnership in September 2023. This collaboration designates Kinduct's Athlete Management System (AMS) as the preferred platform for all of N3XT Sports' endeavors within the sports industry, enhancing their comprehensive data strategy offerings.


The synergy between Kinduct and N3XT Sports promises to provide sports organizations with an all-encompassing solution for effective athlete data management. Matt Warburton, Senior Client Success Manager, Sports Science at Kinduct, emphasized the success of this collaboration in integrating data-driven decision-making into the daily workflows of sports organizations, ultimately fostering high-performance sports success.



Apex Launches €50 Million
Apex Launches €50 Million

Apex Launches €50 Million Elite Performance Fund with Backing from Sports Icons


Lisbon-based venture capital firm Apex has unveiled its ambitious €50 million Elite Performance Fund, garnering support from renowned sports luminaries such as Formula One stars Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, soccer sensations Raphaël Varane and Christian Eriksen, and accomplished surfer Kanoa Igarashi.

The fund's primary focus lies in strategic investments within the sports, media, and entertainment sectors. Apex is actively seeking innovative companies that are pioneering cutting-edge technologies and products geared toward enhancing the performance and overall experience of athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts.



As the sports industry continues to grow and evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting funding and acquisition deals in the future. These deals will not only shape the landscape of the industry, but also provide opportunities for new players to enter the market and for existing players to expand their reach. Whether it's through new technologies, innovative partnerships, or strategic acquisitions, the sports industry is sure to remain a hotbed of activity for years to come. So stay tuned for more updates and insights on the latest developments in this fast-paced and exciting field.

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