ScorePlay, a New York-based all-in-one AI-powered media operating system powering sports, raised a $5 million seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6.5 million.
The round was led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six alongside a powerhouse of sports investors such as NBA All-Star Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman's 35V, Manchester United's Raphaël Varane and Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya and 2020 US Open Champion Dominic Thiem has also joined the round.
On the tech spectrum, additional investors include Renaud Visage, co-founder of Eventbrite; Alex Yazdi, co-founder and CEO of Voodoo, the French mobile game unicorn; several founders of Jellysmack (Michael Philippe and Robin Sabban), as well as the three co-founders of Hexa (formerly eFounders) Thibaud Elzière, Quentin Nickmans and Amaury Sepulchre.
The investment will help ScorePlay grow its tech team, expand its New York office, and consolidate its position as the go-to media solution in sports.
ScorePlay provides sports organizations worldwide with an AI-powered media infrastructure as teams and athletes enter a new era of fan content consumption. Scoreplay sells SaaS to sports organizations that automate the indexation, management, and distribution of digital assets by using AI for facial, logo, and text recognition.
According to CEO and Co-founder of Scoreplay, Victorien Tixier: "Sports teams have seen a meteoric rise over the past 20 years, but their media infrastructures just haven't been able to keep up - they're still using Google Drive, Dropbox, and WhatsApp. We saw that gap grow, so we went directly to the end-user and co-constructed a tech solution made for the sports industry. ScorePlay is built by and for sports organizations, which is one of the main reasons it has been hugely successful."
Company: ScorePlay Inc.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: July 2023
Lead Investors: Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six
Additional Investors: Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman's 35V, Raphaël Varane, Alejandro Bedoya, Dominic Thiem, Renaud Visage, Alex Yazdi, Michael Philippe, Robin Sabban, Thibaud Elzière, Quentin Nickmans and Amaury Sepulchre
Company Website: https://www.scoreplay.io/
Software Category: Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software
About the Company: Founded by Victorien Tixier and Xavier Green, ScorePlay is a company that provides an all-in-one AI-powered media hub designed specifically for sports organizations, by sports organizations. The platform automates the centralization, organization, and distribution of photos and videos to athletes and partners. Using design thinking, they built a tool with sports organizations to become experts in their workflows and automate their tasks. The company connects every stakeholder in the sports ecosystem, from athletes to clubs, leagues, broadcasters, and sports brands - with automated content management and delivery.