• SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Heed , a startup looking to create new ways for sports leagues and clubs to engage with fans, is announcing that it has raised $35 million led by SoftBank Group International.
    As laid out for me by CEO Danna Rabin, the company sits at the intersection of sports and IoT - which makes sense, since it was founded by Internet of Things company AGT International and talent agency Endeavor .
    “Our primary mission is to connect the young audience with sports leagues and clubs,” Rabin said. “audiences are consuming less broadcast TV, consuming less of anything linearly. Sports clubs and brands are...
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  • Petal raises $34 million and launches credit card for people without credit scores

    Petal raises $34 million and launches credit card for people without credit scores

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Fintech startup Petal has raised $34 million in a round of funding from investment bank Jefferies and Silicon Valley Bank, as the New York-based startup officially launches its alternative credit card to the public. By way of a quick recap, Petal provides a credit card that doesn't rely on traditional credit scores to qualify - it uses a proc...
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