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NFL Star Jonathan Taylor Invests In Sports Tech Company Strive's $6M Series A Funding Round

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has made a new move off the field. Forbes reports that the NFL star has invested in the $6 million Series A funding round for Strive — a sports tech company.

Jul 1, 2022

StatusPRO Secures Naomi Osaka, LeBron James & More Sports Industry Leaders As Key Investors

StatusPRO continues to go against the status quo! As previously reported by AfroTech, the sports technology and gaming company combines player data and XR (augmented and virtual reality) to create a suite of training and fan engagement products for enterprise and consumers. Founded by Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins and Troy Jones, StatusPRO is a part of the less than one percent of Black entrepreneurs who receive funding from traditional venture capital firms. Plus, they have announced a list of strategic investors made up of industry leaders that will join KB Partners, TitletownTech, Greycroft, Verizon Ventures, Haslam Sports Group, 49ers Enterprises and SC Holdings. “Besides the immense credibility our new investors bring to the business, they have proven the value of creating companies and brands that prioritize empowerment, diversity of thought, experience, and culture,” said StatusPRO Chief Executive Officer, Troy Jones, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “These are some...

Nov 12, 2021

StatusPRO Raises $5.2M Seed Round As It Aims To Continue Shaping The Industry Of Sports Technology

When it comes to sports and technology, StatusPRO not only gets it right but encourages others to see just how significant technology is to the sports industry and vice versa. As athletes, founders Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins and Troy Jones know the importance of using technology to make training more efficient for sports professionals across the nation. The company marries technology and sports by combining player data, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) to design a suite of training and gaming products. Now, they can continue to execute the vision for their company thanks to a $5.2 million seed round, according to a press release provided to AfroTech. Led by venture capital firms KB Partners and TitletownTech, the round also received additional backing from 49ers Enterprises, Greycoft, Haslam Sports Group, SC Holdings, Verizon Ventures, and a host of other celebrity investors. This is a huge milestone for both Hawkins and Jones. “The XR [AR and VR] market has seen...

Aug 13, 2021