Mar2018

PlaySight – Transforming Sports into the Digital Age

[한국어는 아래에..] Softbank is a big believer in the impact that technology can make to the sporting industry. And our journey to find one of the world’s leaders in sports technology took us to Israel, a country home to more than 7000 start-ups companies with a fast-growing ecosystem of sport technology start-ups. So, we are delighted to today announce our participation in the Series C round in PlaySight Interactive (“PlaySight”) alongside leading investors such as Verizon Ventures, Greg Norman’s Great White Opportunity Fund, Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King, Bill Ackman, CE Ventures and Tennis Partners III (a private group of ATP stars and coaches including Pete Sampras and Chris Evert).  In 2017 and 2018, PlaySight were nominated by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Sports.   _ (PlaySight Team) _   Founded in 2010, PlaySight is an Israeli software company which has developed the world’s first all-in-one video and analytics SmartCourt.  In short, a SmartCourt uses connected cameras to analyze, index, store and stream on-court activity without any player sensors during the match or training. PlaySight’s core technology is its computer vision and video analytics and its real-time methods for tracking, identifying and capturing the motion […]