Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Invest in Data Company Sportradar

October 27th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
Data company Sportradar received a huge boost Tuesday as a trio of high-profile NBA owners were revealed as investors.  

According to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis invested a total of $44 million.

Per Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal, all three owners were named to the Sportradar U.S. advisory board with an eye toward legalizing sports betting and better understanding advanced statistics.

According to a statement released by Revolution Growth, which was co-founded by Leonsis, the Wizards and Washington Capitals owner is excited about being part of Sportradar:

The Sportradar team is ahead of the curve in understanding the crucial role data plays in creating innovative content and products that captures audiences. With superior technology and development that is already providing the fastest, most accurate data feeds, Sportradar is well-poised to capitalize on the rapidly expanding, multi-billion dollar global sports market.

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