Week 31, 2023
What happened last week in the betting industry's early-stage ecosystem
Heya! Quick programming note before we get started:
After some experimentation and feedback from many of you, the newsletter will officially be sent out every Monday moving forward.
With that said, here’s what we saw from last week… ⤵️
📰 Headline news
Epoxy.ai, the personalization software provider, announced a new multi-million-dollar investment round from SeventySix Capital and Andover Capital. (Link)
Jake Paul’s Betr ventures into the real money fantasy sports vertical with Betr Picks. (Link)
Pro League Network, a producer of niche sports, raises a “low seven figure” amount from Roger Ehrenberg and Chris Grove. (Link)
Odds On Compliance announces strategic partnership with SharpRank to help with compliance, audit, and monitoring. (Link)
Locker Room Labs launches to bring US-based software development resources to the sports tech ecosystem. (Link)
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💬 Ink & airwaves
The best of what we read and listened to last week:
📚 A recent study conducted by Sparket reveals that Gen Z is more likely to wager on reality television than traditional sporting events. (Link)
📚 Speaking of Gen Z: Rivalry CEO Steven Salz talks about building brand equity and loyalty through marketing and internet culture. (Link)
📚 Q&A with BetDEX CEO on blockchain betting challenges and securing an Irish licence. (Link)
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🗓️ Industry event calendar
Upcoming events relevant to early-stage companies in the space:
BetBash descends upon Vegas this week, which is the only conference (that we know about) focused on the industry from the bettor’s perspective. Agenda includes the first ever induction class to the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame. Event Tickets.
G2E is returning on October 9-12. Join over 25,000 industry professionals and 350+ exhibitors for this all-in-one experience in Las Vegas. Ticket info.
Pre-registration now open for NEXT Summit New York 2024!
The much anticipated iGaming NEXT New York event returns March 6-7, 2024 in a new state-of the-art venue in Manhattans financial district.
The summit is focused on connecting startups with investors and operators with suppliers, which makes it THE conference where serious business gets done. Limited tickets available at super early bird rates! Ticket info.
💼 Great gigs
New jobs from leading early-stage companies in the space:
And that’s it for now! Have a great week ahead & we’ll see ya again next Monday ✌️