Our member companies gain access to our experience and network, which empowers founders to navigate everything from entering new markets to securing investment, more effectively and efficiently.
We know the priorities, processes and people of the sports industry, and believe that by bringing our members together, we create significant value for them – and the wider sector. For industry professionals and investors we're a trusted source of guidance and quality deal flow, and we’re proud to invest directly in a number of Sports Loft member companies.
Where we focus
We work with technologies that are focused on audiences - whether "audience" is defined as a team's or league's fans, the people watching a livestream or a consumer group that a brand is trying to reach through sports.
We believe that the increasing convergence of sports and media is creating new and exciting business models for building audiences and coupled with an increasing realisation that fanbases and audiences drive the commercial value for many organisations in sports, we expect to see increasing investment in this area. This complements our strong network and expertise at the intersection of sports & media, meaning that we are ideally placed to help the companies that we work with.
Helping IP owners build audiences
We work with companies who can partner with teams, leagues, broadcasters and other content owners in order help them grow, strengthen and monetise their fanbases.
Content Creation & Distribution
We look for technologies who can help sports and media organisations create highly engaging content and distribute it at scale to the right audience.
Building own audiences
We work with companies who are building their own audiences in sports - whether that is around the sports that people play or their desire for content as fans.
Who we work with
Companies serving sports, media and entertainment industries with new solutions that capitalise on emerging market trends.
Seed to Series C stage companies that are VC-backed or backable with high growth potential.
Product in market
Those with an existing product that answers a clear industry need or creates new revenue opportunities – with paying clients or users.
The best technologies have global applications, so we look for companies capable of building a multinational presence.
World class people
Sports Loft is a place for positive leadership teams, who enjoy collaborating and contributing to our ecosystem alongside fellow member companies.
Why Sports Loft
Our global network of leading teams, leagues, broadcasters, and brands benefit from getting to know a group of carefully selected companies. Our network of investors benefit as we add value to their investments.Get in touch
“I clearly remember the day that the idea for Sports Loft was born. I was in Lausanne, Switzerland, attending (yet another) Sports Tech conference. At the end of the conference, there was the usual pitch competition which was won by one of the original Sports Loft companies, Spalk. I was stood at the back of the room, watching on, with a sense of immense pride – Spalk was a company that I’d originally met about 2 years prior and had helped only a little bit but it was a great feeling and I wanted it again.
Less than 6 months later, Sports Loft was live and we were helping our member companies every day. I’d previously run a startup and had the battle scars, I knew what the industry execs were looking for from these tech companies as I’d been one and i’d been helping investors find deal flow and decide which early stage companies to invest in. I knew we could build a platform that could help them.
Since then we have focused on helping our member companies - and we have kept growing as a result. I get a buzz of excitement every time I meet a company that has the qualities to be a potential Sports Loft member and that feeling of pride is there every time a company we work with gets a new client, releases a new product feature, gets featured in the press, hires a new person, raises new investment and, especially, when they help each other.”