Two groundbreaking Dutch football data startups have scored some fresh funding. In a new investment round,SciSports has raised another million-euro (€1.8M) from existing and new investors. The round, on top of the €1.35M round last year, will be used to roll-out the SciSkill Index worldwide and implement the BallJames data machine in various stadiums in countries such as England and Germany. Remiqz, a close competitor to SciSports, raised €0.5M, and closed a deal with a football data behemoth.
In the last few years, SciSports has worked on building the SciSkill Index, a fully automated solution that calculates the quality, talent, and value of every professional football player in the world. With the in-house developed capturing reality technology called BallJames, which generates a match’ 3D data in real-time, the Enschede-based startup built a refined solution that converts events during a match into useful information and knowledge.