Courtside Ventures is the definitive early-stage venture capital fund devoted to technology and media companies with a focus on sports.

Operated by a team of notable entrepreneurs and investors, Courtside gives its partners a competitive advantage by providing strategic and operational support, access to a global network of A-players in addition to capital.

Courtside has quickly developed a strong reputation in the sports industry given their backing of key leaders such as The Athletic, StockX, 100 Thieves, The Drone Racing League and Beam (sold to Microsoft), among several other companies.

George Pyne serves as the non-executive Chairman of Courtside which is also backed by Bruin Sports Capital, investor Dan Gilbert, founder, and chairman of Rock Ventures, Quicken Loans and majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, and WPP, the world’s largest communications services company. Courtside Ventures’ main headquarters is based in the Madison Building, which has been the epicenter of Detroit’s growing technology and entrepreneur scene and it also has operations in New York City.

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Bruin and George’s unparalleled expertise and operational background have enabled Courtside to have an unfair advantage of gauging investment opportunities with decades of experience across the sports and media industries.

Deepen Parikh, Partner, Courtside Ventures