PlayerData, an Edinburgh, Scotland, UK-based DSports company, raised $2.3m USD in funding.
Hiro Capital – the London / Luxembourg VC fund investing across Games, Esports, Streaming and Digital Sports – led the round.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth across multiple sports and to expand internationally.
Led by CEO Roy Hotrabhvanon, and CTO Hayden Ball, PlayerData provides amateur and professional sports teams with solutions to train through the use of data, AI, and wearable technology. AI algorithms predict player injuries before they happen and its tools allow coaches to replay key moments from the game, modelling different outcomes based on player positioning.
In its first year live, the company has already captured more than 10,000 team sessions and >50 million meters of athlete play in UK grass-roots Soccer and Rugby.
PlayerData is Hiro Capital’s 4th DSports and connected Fitness investment, joining Zwift, FitXR and NURVV in the portfolio, alongside 8 Games innovators across the UK, USA and Europe.