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All-Star Panel: “Investing in Sports Ventures"

Join us Wednesday, April 30th at 6pm at Stripe HQ in San Francisco as the Sports and Tech Meetup (#sportsandtech) presents an all-star panel discussing: “Investing in Sports Ventures.” Our panel of investors and entrepreneurs will talk about where they see attractive opportunities for returns within sports and what signals they look for from entrepreneurs and startups. Our panel will also discuss how environmental changes from the shift to mobile to the evolving media landscape have influenced their investments. Q&A will follow.

Panelists Include: 
Mark Wan – Managing Director, Causeway Media Partners. Partner, Three Arch Partners. Co-Owner, Boston Celtics and San Francisco 49ers.

Dave Nemetz – Co-founder, Bleacher Report. Investor, Rothenberg Ventures. Angel investor.

Buck French – Co-founder and CEO, Fantex. Former General Partner, JP Morgan Partners.

Kerry Kellogg – Director of New Business Development, RSE Ventures.

6:00 – 6:15 Pregame – snacks, drinks, networking (maybe some stretching) 
6:15 – 7:05 Game – Panel: “Investing in Sports Ventures” followed by Q&A  
7:05 – 8:00 Postgame – networking, drinks, and NBA playoffs chit chat.

This event is generously being hosted by Stripe and sponsored by SportsData, Onside SportsPlayyOn, Buyer's Best Friend and Pogoseat.

Stripe is a developer-friendly way to accept payments online and in mobile apps. It processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of companies of all sizes.

SportsData provides real-time data and editorial feeds to technology, media and fantasy sports companies. SportsData’s live game analysts capture every possible event of every game, in real time and with accuracy standards developed from years of experience.

Onside Sports, a San Francisco based mobile sports prediction community, has generated over 1.5 million predictions since its launch in August 2013. Onside leverages real time scores, live odds and advanced match up stats to create a valuable utility for the avid global sports fan.

PlayyOn delivers athletes, coaches and teams a private, sports-centric platform to communicate and highlight your sports season and athletic participation.  It provides everything needed to manage your sports life.

Buyer's Best Friend is a leading source for healthy snacks with over 150,000 products to choose from -- made by artisan producers who use the highest quality, all natural ingredients.

Pogoseat is an enterprise solution for sports teams and concert venues that enables their fans to upgrade seats and purchase unique experiences during events. It has close to 30 clients across MLB, NFL, AFL, NCAA, NHL and the NBA. Use the promo code "SportsTech25" to get $25 off your next upgrade!

If you have questions, comments, suggestions etc. about the event or interest in sponsorship or a display table for your company, or if you want to come up with a plan to buy a basketball team and bring it to Seattle, then email Michael Frank using the contact button on the left of the page

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  • James Y.

    Watched the meetup on YouTube, great panel!

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again for having Buyer's Best Friend sponsor the snacks! If any of you are still dreaming about the Amella's carrot cake caramels, Taza Dark Chocolate, Daily Crave veggie crisps, Nunes almonds, Marich chocolate covered blueberries, or Dang's coconut chips, you can get those delicious snacks at your office everyday. Just email [masked] and mention the Sports+Tech Meetup event, and you and your office manager will get one free additional snack delivery upon signup for a 5 week trial. More info at

    May 1, 2014

  • Armando O.

    Especially looking forward to what Dave Nemetz has to say.

    April 29, 2014

  • Max M.

    Very glad I found this! Looking forward to meeting everyone and talking sports tech!

    April 26, 2014

  • Jeff P.

    Michael, will this be live streamed ?

    April 20, 2014

    • Michael F.

      probably not but we will release a video afterwards

      April 21, 2014

  • Michael G.

    Should be a great event, looking forward to it!

    April 16, 2014

  • Jae M.

    Who do I RSVP for this event

    April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this event and meeting everyone.

    April 16, 2014

  • Yousuf M.

    I am a Founder of a technology start up in SF and am looking forward to meeting people and learning more about this subject area.

    April 16, 2014

  • Suzanne M.

    I am travelling over from Amsterdam to the Bay Area next week and very happy to be there for this Meeting. I look forward to discussions around sports & technology including sharing what we do at SportSquare.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Jae M.

    I'm looking forward to this meeting, I want to learn every thing I can about this venture..

    April 12, 2014

  • Peter C.

    I look forward to this meeting. I represent a sports-tech venture with global reach, early stage and rolling out now

    February 26, 2014

    • Jeremy

      Looking forward to meeting you there. It should be a great event.

      February 26, 2014

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