Hey Sports Tech fans,
Bit of a different one this week as I have to put in a disclaimer!
My company LiveDuel.com, which I don’t often mention on here, is featured in the main story of the week :)
We applied for a grant from blockchain company Bepro.network and we were successful in our application.
I am thrilled and excited to work with the Bepro team on building an amazing product for sports fans, teams and sponsors alike.
We were one of 9 companies alongside the likes of Crypto.com to receive a grant and I am very excited about what the future holds for LiveDuel, Bepro and the sports tech industry as a whole as widespread blockchain adoption looks to become the norm.
Over the 20 months of curating this newsletter and covering thousands upon thousands of stories, the sports x crypto combination has been getting stronger and stronger and I am very excited to see what the future holds.
I have been monitoring a number of crypto projects in the sports space and am looking into creating another ‘ETF’ style portfolio to track the projects’ valuations out of sheer interest in the crypto space and sports tech space.
Check out the tweet and Medium article to learn more.
A good friend of the newsletter Ryan from Comcast Sports Tech has been in touch again to help with recruitment for their accelerator program. The deadline for applications is this Sunday the 15th, follow the link below.
I was going to cover the Messi story in more detail but there is a great piece below that covers a lot of what I was going to focus on.
The brand building value that is being created in Paris as there is a convergence of Paris as a brand, the Jordan brand being the kit supplier and PSG still being exclusive with them, as well as the huge presence Messi bring, including 7 million Instagram followers in little over a week.
The value this can add for PSG is immense as the deals they will be able to sign during Messi’s stay will be immense.
In a follow up from last week’s story about LaLiga and CVC Capital Partners, Real Madrid are taking the case to court so as I said last week, this story will run and run.
Have a great sporting weekend,