Zeist, the Netherlands-based SciSports, a provider of football data intelligence for professional football organisations and players, announced on Monday that it has raised €1M in growth capital from Dutch banking firm Rabobank and existing shareholders.
The Dutch company says it will use the funds to develop its football analytics applications and accelerate global expansion.
Vincent van Renesse van Duivenbode, CEO at SciSports, says, “The funding provided by Rabobank and our existing shareholders plays a crucial role in further scaling our solutions and growing our company. With this fund, we can execute our product roadmap and ambitious plans.”
The announcement comes a few days after it moved its home base from Amersfoort and Enschede to the KNVB Campus in Zeist.
SciSports: What you need to know
Led by Vincent van Renesse van Duivenbode, SciSports is a sports analytics company that provides data-driven actionable insights to help professional football organisations improve their performance.
The company’s football analysis software allows organisations to combine multiple tracking and event data streams with custom parameters to create AI-driven actionable insights. The company’s applications for player scouting and performance analysis cater to the specific needs of a wide range of industry professionals.
Consequently, the Dutch platform provides a toolkit to maximise the performance of the team and players by including both physical and tactical analysis, reporting, and visualisations.
With the recent Eredivisie league-wide extension and the long-term partnership with the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, SciSports works with over 100 football organisations worldwide.
Robbert Lut, Startup & Scale-up banker at Rabobank, says, “We are excited to be able to contribute to the next growth phase of this data-driven software company. Patrick Ebbekink and our team of local account managers are always looking for innovative companies that we can assist in the next steps of their development. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with SciSports by supplying them with funding, network, and knowledge.”