Flats or Spikes Raises $900K in Pre Seed Funding

Flats or Spikes, Inc., a Champaign, Ill.-based crowdsensing data collection and predictive analytics company helping coaches and athletes to achieve their goals based on science of the human condition, raised $900k in pre seed funding.

The backers were not disclosed.

Led by Paul S Miller, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder, and Brent Trenhaile, PhD and COO and Co-Founder, Flats or Spikes aims to provide a data capture and data science solution for distance runners on Cross Country, Track and Field, road racing, and professional endurance sports teams. Flats or Spikes’ mobile crowdsensing data science-based platform and universal timing system solves the problem of teams still using paper to record split and race times at meets and practices.

The company’s universal timing system also enables a virtual racing platform.