Global Sports Venture Studios has teamed with major leagues, brands and agencies as founding partners. That list includes MLB, MLS, NHL, UEFA (as European anchor), adidas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levy, E15, Fox Sports and Octagon.
GSVS launched in January as an offshoot of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ accelerator program in conjunction with digital agency R/GA. The platform will connect industry leaders with promising startups to bring ideas to the marketplace.
“Our founding partners are leaders within the sports and entertainment ecosystem, and we’re looking forward to experimenting and innovating together,” said Tucker Kain, LA Dodgers CFO and managing partner of Elysian Park, the club’s investment arm, in a press release. “We’re excited to build on the success of the Dodgers Accelerator with R/GA to establish a new model that truly brings together some of our industry’s brightest minds.”