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The Betting Startups Newsletter - February 2022

The Betting Startups Newsletter
First thing’s first: we send our thoughts and support to the good people of Ukraine. We stand with you. 🙏 🇺🇦
Welcome to the February issue of The Betting Startups Newsletter.
Here is what we read, heard, and saw in the betting industry’s early-stage ecosystem this month.

📰 The big headline
Entain to invest $130m in new "Ennovate" global innovation hub
💼 Industry field notes
Pitch ICE competition - Cast your vote to determine the finalists!
🚀 New product and market launches
Sporttrade expands into Indiana and Louisiana
ZenSports launches new sports metaverse ZenSportsia (paywall)
BallStreet Trading adds $50,000 prize pool for its Super Bowl markets
🤝 Fresh partnerships
FanDuel partners with free-to-play games provider Incentive Games
SharpRank begins coverage with Parleh Media Group
Quarter4 seals data partnership with Parleh Media Group
🤑 Funding secured
Midnite raises $16M for Gen Z-focused esports betting apps
Xpoint enters investment partnership with Courtside Ventures
💡 Innovation Spotlight: SharpSports
Every month, we feature one startup that we think is doing something particularly novel and unique. This month, the Innovation Spotlight is on SharpSports.
Who: Co-founded by Ryan Murphy & Sam Coolidge
What: SharpSports is the Plaid for Sports Betting - the easiest way for developers to connect their app to their bettors’ sportsbook accounts
Why it’s innovative: Their API solution allows sports betting media and tool providers to enable use cases like Bet Tracking, Bankroll management, Bet Sharing, Pre-Populated Betslips, Personalized Content and more.
When: SharpSports launched in August last year and has live partnerships with apps like BettingPros, Rotowire, Chalkboard, Juicereel, Betstamp and others
Where: Learn more at 
🔍 Startup deep dives
GRID Esports
3 new startups are betting they can transform the industry
👔 Make your next move
Amazing career opportunities at these awesome betting industry startups:
Product Manager
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Vice President, Engineering
🙌 That's it for now!
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