Australia’s nascent sportstech sector is among the top 5 in the world, and already supporting more than 600 startups, according to a new report by the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN). The inaugural Sports Innovation Report 2022 concludes that Australia already has one of the world’s most mature and interconnected ecosystems. With the Brisbane Olympic… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Datamate helps organisations create scalable video clips and motion graphics for easy distribution across social media platforms.
Launched as a crowd sourced commentary platform, Spalk’s pivot to more professional commentators and professional voice talent has allowed them to monetise a much-improved product.
The SportsHosts platform connects travellers, both local and international, with local fans to watch sports together, powering authentic experiences.
URef checks the barometer of fan sentiment by asking users whether they agree with key decisions of a match, and allowing them to rate a ref’s performance.
Working with the likes of the NBL and AFL clubs Collingwood and Western Bulldogs, Sydney-based Benchvote builds digital fan activations.
Perth’s Formalytics is one of the breakthrough stories in the Australian tech industry in 2018, its app myKicks climbing the rankings during the World Cup.
Uptek has set itself the task of demonstrating the muscular benefits of blood flow restriction training, a novel method of exercise used by NASA.
Aiming to connect fans to their heroes in sports or entertainment for experiences that money can buy is Sydney-based startup Fan+
Sitting at the corners of fan engagement, content and gamification, QuizJam gives clubs and organisations another channel to integrate a sponsor’s message into game-based campaigns.
Sydney-based Briometrix is developing technologies that addresses a total population of one per cent of people who use a wheelchair.