Welcome to the September edition of the Betting Startups Newsletter!
The issue is brought to you by BettingCareer.com, the betting industry’s largest dedicated job board.
Here is what we read, heard, and saw in the early-stage ecosystem:
🤑 Cash rules everything around me
FanDuel co-founder Nigel Eccles joins the web3 sports betting platform as chairman of the board.
Xpoint receives multi-million dollar funding from new investors including SuRo Capital Sports, Acies Investments, and The Raine Group.
The independent ratings agency for sports betting will use proceeds to “finalize product market fit” (paywall)
Sports stock market app PredictionStrike has raised a $3 million seed round led by MaC Venture Capital.
Content automation provider Betegy has partnered with venture capital firm Yolo Investments to drive the next stage of its global expansion.
🗣️ Pitch perfect
The microbetting startup took down the €50,000 grand prize at the recent SBC Summit in Barcelona.
Selected industry startups will compete for a $40,000 prize package on Oct. 12 at G2E Las Vegas.
🏈 NFL through Week 3
We checked in with several industry startups to see how things are going through the first three weeks of the new NFL season:
🚀 We have liftoff!
The platform that bills itself as the Robinhood of sports betting provides a new option in between stock trading and sports wagering.
Geolocation and compliance technology company Xpoint has launched its real-money geolocation product Xpoint Verify with Sporttrade.
A new online betting exchange that facilitates the buying and selling of player stocks has commenced operations in New Jersey.
TopProp Fantasy Sports is a startup that's looking to make daily fantasy sports more accessible for the casual player.
Jake Paul-backed Betr has launched the world’s first micro-betting-focused app.
🤝 Put 'er there, partner
The new product partnership captures the power of NFL Player Prop popularity.
PlayUp has reached an agreement with BetSwap to launch its online secondary marketplace technology across its US sportsbook products.
📝 Now raising...
🚀 Join a rocket ship
Amazing opportunities at these awesome startups, brought to you by BettingCareer.com, the industry’s largest job board:
The SVP of Content will be responsible for driving the company’s overall content and social media strategy.
If you love sports, have an understanding of sports betting, are hungry for growth and are a proficient engineer, we are the place for you.
We are looking for a full-time UX/UI Designer to help innovate our user journey and enhance our design across all platforms.
🎙️ From the Betting Startups podcast studio
SimBull is the stock market for sports. (Sep. 2, 29:28)
TopProp is the next generation of DFS through H2H contests. (Sep. 9, 23:16)
The Hammer Betting Network is your source for sports betting content, from insight and analysis to picks and tips. (Sep. 14, 33:36)
Play games. Win money. Become the next BigBrain! Episode guest hosted by Lloyd Danzig. (Sep. 21, 32:05)
Tokenized fantasy sports on the blockchain. (Sep. 29, 31:41)
🏁 The finish line
Phew, you made it to the end! See you again at the end of October ✌️