One of the fastest growing sports analytics companies, SciSports has raised growth capital led by Sports Innovation Fund. In addition to it, the company also appointed serial tech entrepreneur Louis Kinsbergen as its new CEO in a bid to expand SciSports globally.
On the other hand, founder Giels Brouwer will continue as SciSports’ Chief Innovation Officer to accelerate Research & Development. Upon finishing degrees in IT and business. Louis Kinsbergen held numerous management positions in Unilever and Getronics, before founding his first venture Emexus in 2000.
Having said that, Emexus come to be one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and a global leader in mobile content, with offices in Europe, Asia and the US. The company was sold in 2006 to 2waytraffic. Louis remained to steer the company and embarked on his subsequent venture, e-learning company Dezzel in 2010.
Talking about SciSports, the company developed an index (SciSkill Index) to determine the quality and potential of over 200.000 players around the globe. Moreover, the web portal Insight delivers you an efficient and clear overview of all players available at your level or potential. The company incorporates a patented product BallJames, an integrated tracking system to completely automate the data generation of football matches, real-time and in 3D.
Giels Brouwer, founder of SciSports, said:
Back in 2012 we had a vision that football organizations would use data to analyze players and improve their scouting process. Big data was still a buzzword, and we were still students. Six years of hard work resulted in the amazing company we’ve built with almost fifty bright minds from over a dozen nationalities and loyal clients from all over the world. Starting up a company is entirely different from scaling it up, which is why we decided to bring in a passionate leader with the experience to grow the company in a sustainable way. We are proud to announce that Louis Kinsbergen has joined us as our new CEO. He brings in a wealth of experience in tech, scaling up, global expansion and the media industry.
Louis Kinsbergen, said:
I have a true passion for both sports and tech. When I met with the SciSports team, I saw the tremendous potential and am excited to help drive the global expansion of the company. Giels has done an amazing job bringing the company to where it is today where everyone is working on the dream to be the best sports intelligence company in the world.
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