TraceMe, a Seattle, WA-based mobile-first platform that gives fans access to the worlds of their favorite elite athletes, artists, and celebrities, raised $9m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from angel investors Bezos Expeditions (the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos), Chad Hurley (co-founder of YouTube), Joe Tsai (co-founder of Alibaba), Mike Mahan (President of Dick Clark Productions), and Kenny Dichter (founder of Wheels Up).
Co-founded by executive chairman Russell Wilson, Super Bowl champion and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, and CEO Jason LeeKeenan, TraceMe is building a platform, which gives fans exclusive access to elite athletes, artists, and celebrities via an always-on feed of original content, daily personal updates, and unique channels to ask questions and engage.
TraceMe was born at Pioneer Square Labs, a startup studio in Seattle, WA.
The beta app, which debuted for iPhone, is available for download on the App Store.