Month: December 2020

StockX Raises $275 Million, Hits $2.8 Billion Valuation

Detroit-based apparel resale marketplace StockX raised $275 million in a recently closed Series E funding round led by Tiger Global Management. It’s the largest VC funding round in Michigan history.  […]

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How Digital Technology Is Being Leveraged to Create Great In-Venue Experiences in 2021

Reopening is constantly on everyone’s mind. Leagues have opened with and without fans, bubbled, and not. Ultimately the goal is to get back to a full-fan experience. Different sports teams […]

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Amid Pandemic, NFL and College Stars Turn to Robot QB For Reps

College football and NFL pass catchers are finding ways to get reps in through The Seeker, a motorized robotic quarterback.

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A-Rod Turns to Hotels

CGI Merchant Group’s new hotel investment fund looks to raise $650 million; Rodriguez plans to invest personal funds.

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U.K. Company JD Sports Acquires Shoe Palace in $325M Deal

JD Sports first entered the U.S. market in 2018 by acquiring shoe and apparel retailer Finish Line for $558 million.

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Apple, Gyms Work It Out

Life Time Fitness will offer a free Fitness+ subscription to its nearly 2 million members later this month

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Soccer Content Consolidation

OneFootball raised $61 million to finance the deal and future investments as the company looks to capitalize on a growing market.

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Blue Wire Secures $5M Series A, Announces Snap Partnership

Along with completing a $5 million Series A round, Blue Wire announced a short-form video series partnership with Snap.

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ViacomCBS Details Plans for Kid-Focused NFL Wild-Card Game

Slime, googly eyes, and virtual filters are coming to the NFL. ViacomCBS is going all-in on a kid-focused broadcast of its Jan. 10 wild-card game on Nickelodeon. Coverage begins with a […]

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Endeavor Buys Stake in BDA Sports Management

Entertainment and sports conglomerate Endeavor has purchased a stake in BDA Sports Management, which is led by NBA agent Bill Duffy.  What’s the deal? Duffy will become an advisor in […]

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