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Mergers & Acquisitions

US sports gear company snaps up Sydney AI tech startup Gameface for $32 million

- September 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

US lists sports equipment business Slinger Bag is acquiring Sydney player data analytics startup Gameface.ai for US$24 million (A$32m) in an all-stock deal. The trans-Pacific ventures have already been collaborating on a new app for Slinger using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide instant analysis of match play to offer technical and strategy insights. The M&A… Read more »

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News & Analysis

Victoria is ramping up its sportstech focus with a $4 million innovation centre

- September 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victoria is looking to bolster its reputation as the nation’s sporting capital with a new innovation centre to accelerate the commercialisation of sportstech. The state government is backing the Australian Sports Innovation Centre for Excellence in the inner-city suburb of Cremorne with a $4 million investment. Victorian innovation, medical research and digital economy minister Jaala… Read more »

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Data startup Lumin Sports raises $650,000 for international expansion

- January 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Performance data startup Lumin Sports has raised $650,000 through private investment to drive commercial expansion in 2020. The South Australian company’s software platform was launched in 2018 through a collaboration with global tech giant Dimension Data and World Tour cycling team NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data). The technology, which interprets complex technical and… Read more »

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Tennis Australia and LaunchVic are backing a sportstech accelerator for Melbourne

- July 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

US startup accelerator Techstars is coming to Melbourne with a focus on sport thanks to LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University. The Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator will be based at Tennis Australia’s Melbourne Park HQ at its media centre. The mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks programs, taking in 10 startups annually. Founded in… Read more »