Bluefields.com, a London, UK-based company that is developing a platform to provide social spaces to amateur football/soccer teams, recently raised £100k in its first round of funding.
Backers include two investors from London Business Angels.
The company is using the funding to launch its football-focused player availability and payment applications in August just in time for the start of the football season 2011-2012 in the UK, as well as build its customer base over the next 12 months
The platform aims to help amateur football managers organize games, take payments and socialize online and via smartphones (it is available for iPhone and Android).
Bluefields offers fixture and payment notifications (sent via email, SMS, Facebook and through the mobile apps), tools to streamline the organization of matches, including those to enable organizers to take payments online and players to pay via its mobile apps.
Led by CEO Andrew Crump, the company has a web technical team based in Smithfields, London with another five developers located in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The company is currently hiring (http://bluefields.theresumator.com)