The Weekly Drop 10.27.2022
The hottest news from sports, gaming, media, web3, and fitness.
The top athletes in the world continue to invest in startups with another very active week. A new gaming fund launched, and capital was raised in gaming and sports. If you are here in Atlanta, please check out the Web3 ATL conference happening next weekend.
Biggest Star Athletes get Deeper into Investing
🚀 The top stars in the world continue to make moves. Brady and Curry invested in Golf+ VR startup. KD is the next start buying into Major League Pickleball. Lionel Messi launched an investment fund. LeBron, KD, and more join Mitchell and Ness streetwear brand.
MrBeast is Raising a Jumbo Round
🎥 YouTube superstar MrBeast is reportedly raising a $150MM funding round at a whopping $1.5Bn valuation. This will be his first outside funding for his fast-growing business. Read
Tech news, capital raises, and more
🎮 GXC launches $40MM early-stage gaming fund more
🕹️ Gaming startup Odyssey Interactive gets $19MM here
🏈 Mercury adds $7.5MM for college sports NFTs details
🎙️ Fount CEO on the Jon Bier podcast listen
🎶 Zwerner’s advice to a music artist on web3 read
🗓️ Join Zwerner and many more at Web3 ATL Nov 5-6 register
Athletes in the News
🕹️ EA Sports invests $11MM in women’s sports initiatives details
🎙️ NFL vet Booty discusses new startup Bula listen
⭐ SportsIcon announces FutureIcons program details
Highlighting Diversity in Tech
👨🏿💼 Steve Ballmer to invest $400MM in Black fund managers details
🎥 Kevin Hart’s VC firm gets investment from JPM read
🏎️ Wilson on NFT car startup Klearcoat Labs listen
💸 Pitch competitions, grants, and events directory here
Portfolio Company Job Postings
Oura Ring (Health): Product and Engineer roles here
Eight Sleep (Fitness): Engineer, Growth, Product roles here
Future (Fitness): Engineer roles here
GreenPark Sports (Gaming): Engineer roles here
AudioUp (Media): Production roles here
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