For their latest company, which they say is “the future of sports entertainment.” the co-founders of fantasy sports site FanDuel have secured $5 million in Series A funding.
The funding round for Flick was led by AlleyCorp, with participation from prior investors including Bullpen Finance, Everblue Management, Amity Ventures, Courtside VC and several angels, Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones said.
The company was founded in 2018 and the chat app allows sports influencers during live games to connect with their followers.
The app offers sports influencers a place inside their own brand space to develop and build a loyal and active fan base.
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Flick,”Flick is the future of sports entertainment,”is the future of sports entertainment. “Flick creates a virtual sports bar experience that brings fans together at live games to chat, cheer and compete. It creates the sense of community and excitement that we’re all missing right now.”
The funding comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, Mr. Flick said.
“The pandemic has caused a disconnect and people are looking for ways to be part of a community – especially in the sports world, where fans are no longer able to banter with their friends and other fans in person or attend live games.”The pandemic has caused a disconnect and people are looking for ways to be part of a community, especially in the world of sports, where fans are no longer able to joke in person or attend live games with their friends and other fans.
“Since May, we’ve seen a significant increase in our user base, which has grown 45 percent month-over-month, and engagement has increased tenfold over the same period. Many of our influencer-hosted chat groups, like AFTB and TalkFCB, host over 5,000 sports fans every day.”
In addition to the capital increase, Flick’s board will be joined by Kevin Ryan, a serial entrepreneur and founder of AlleyCorp. Ryan has co-founded MongoDB, Business Insider, Gilt Groupe, Zola, and Nomad Wellness, in addition to AlleyCorp.
In the venture industry, it is uncommon to have individuals such as Nigel and Rob who are such experienced entrepreneurs with deep experience and business knowledge they are addressing,”It’s rare in the venture industry to find people like Nigel and Rob who are such proven entrepreneurs with deep experience and expertise in the market they are addressing,” “We look forward to helping them build the company.”
Flick is based in New York, but the company is also headquartered in Edinburgh, where Mr. Jones is located. This latest round of funding brings the total to $9 million.