LeagueApps, a NYC-based operating system and community for youth and local sports leaders, closed a $15m Series B financing.
The round, which brought total funding to $35m, was led by existing investor Contour Venture Partners, with participation from Major League Baseball and Elysian Park Ventures, the private investment arm of the ownership group of the World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as
- Julie Foudy (Broadcaster, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup Champion),
- Swin Cash (New Orleans Pelicans VP of Basketball Operations & Team Development, NCAA Champion, WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist),
- Derrick Dockery (10-yr NFL veteran),
- Peter J. Holt (Chairman of Spurs Sports & Entertainment & CEO and General Manager, HOLT CAT),
- Laura Dixon (Founder & President, [PRO] Sports Assembly)
- Hamilton Lane,
- Paul Rabil,
- Shane Battier,
- David Robinson,
- Dhani Jones,
- Mark Gerson,
- Jason Finger, and
- Nancy and Arn Tellem.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its array of technology solutions, advance its community-building efforts, accelerate the LeagueApps engineering and product development initiatives, and scale the NextUp community.
Founded in 2010 by Brian Litvack, CEO, LeagueApps provides a premium registration and management solution and NextUp, a platform dedicated to professional development. The company also operates FundPlay, supporting organizations that bring programming to hundreds of thousands of underserved participants. LeagueApps reaches more than 10 million kids.
Matthew Gould, LeagueApps, [email protected]