Strategic Partnership Will Aid in Global Expansion and Introduce Revolutionary Technology in Golf and New Sports Verticals
NEW JERSEY (June 2nd, 2017) – PlaySight (www.playsight.com) – the innovative sports technology company behind the SmartCourt – announced today a strategic investment from Verizon Ventures and legendary golfer Greg Norman to assist in its global SmartCourt expansion and roll-out of its cutting-edge technology into new sports verticals.
D5 Capital managed the early stage funding for PlaySight in 2012-2013 and advises PlaySight in its strategic development. D5 Capital CEO, Rupert Ashe, is a Director of PlaySight.
Selected in 2017 by Fast Company as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Sport,” PlaySight leverages both multi-angle video and proprietary analytics to improve on-field performance and connect the next generation of athletes. The company has already achieved a dominant position in the tennis marketplace with its technology powering the leading federations, academies, clubs and over 40 NCAA tennis programs, as well as the USTA’s new National Campus and high performance facility in Lake Nona, Florida. PlaySight is also working with top teams across several other sports including the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
“We place high value on the right strategic partners and are very excited to announce the in