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For todays deep dive, Alex and Natasha went into the blossoming of sports media, sports video gaming, and fantasy sports world today through the lens of some early-stage start-ups. Naturally, the Equity team is what enters your mind when you consider the ideal and correct people to go over sports. We are here to support your priors.
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Naturally, the Equity team is what comes to mind when you consider the right and right people to go over sports. We are here to back up your priors.
Whether it is blah-ZAY-ball, or BLACE-ball, the Equity group believes that having dream sports is meta, great enjoyable, and possibly appeal-broadening the bigger, somewhat hoary world of baseball.
THE GIST raised $1 million. Both Natasha and Alex were really bullish on the businesss product, focus, and market. Specifically because of some recent media deals that have actually kept our hearts aflutter over the last couple of quarters.
Blaseball raised $3 million. Whether it is blah-ZAY-ball, or BLACE-ball, the Equity group believes that having fantasy dream sports is meta, great enjoyable, and perhaps appeal-broadening the bigger, rather hoary world of baseball. Likewise baseball might use more whimsy in basic.
And the fantasy talk continued as we got to cricket, which is a massively loved and consumed over sport in India specifically. Earlier this year, Dream11s parent firm raised $225 million at an over $2.5 billion assessment to construct an end-to-end sports tech business around the sport.