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Chat Sports
Location: 404 bryant st, San Francisco, California, United States, 94107, United States
Founded in: 2011
Stage: 1.0 (formal launch)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 01/2013, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: John Kobs, Chris Herndon, Brandon Farwell, Payam Zamani, Brad Stroh, Manuel Jimenez De Oña
Short URL: vator.co/chat-sports
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Chat Sports

Your Teams. Every News Source. One Website.
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.chatsports.com

Our mission is to enhance the lives of sports fans by providing the web’s first curated sports interface personalized to each fan’s specific interests, using next generation technology and an intuitive, beautiful design.

We are redefining the sports news experience by delivering a customized sports page that becomes smarter each time you use it.

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Company description

Our mission is to enhance the lives of sports fans by providing the web’s first curated sports interface personalized to each fan’s specific interests, using next generation technology and an intuitive, beautiful design.

We are redefining the sports news experience by delivering a customized sports page that becomes smarter each time you use it.

 


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Business model

Chat Sports is a media company using technology to gain a compettive product advantage.

We have revenue opportunities through advertising, ticket and apparel sales and direct partnerships with major brands. In addition, we will introduce sports commerce purchasing opportunities into the user experience.

Competitive advantage

News aggregators such as Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite aren’t solely focused on sports and only deliver content from a select few provides.  We deliver content from all sports sites and unlike those news aggregators, we tailor our content to each user based on the user’s preferences for teams, leagues, and sports, as well as based on their friends and past interactions.  We also differ from Bleacher Report, YardBarker, and SB Nation by giving users a comprehensive, yet personalized, sports page from the entire internet.

 

Investors
Payam Zamani
As a Baha’i (www.bahai.org) I was forced to escape Iran in 1987 at the age of 16. This was a dangerous path that through one of the most dangerous borders of the world would take me to Pakistan where I spent a year. My brother and I were ...
John Kobs
Co-founder and CEO of Apartment List / Vertical Brands, Inc. Co-founder and board chairman of ChatSports.com, involved with the non-profit Year Up, and a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
Chris Herndon
Chris is the Co-Founder of Apartment List. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, Chicago PE firm GTCR and the 40 Acres Group (which he co-founded). Chris is a Texas undergrad and Stanford MBA.
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Chris Erickson - Unconfirmed
Payam Zamani
As a Baha’i (www.bahai.org) I was forced to escape Iran in 1987 at the age of 16. This was a dangerous path that through one of the most dangerous borders of the world would take me to Pakistan where I spent a year. My brother and I were ...
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Rothenberg Ventures - Unconfirmed
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Milestone VC - Unconfirmed
Brad Stroh
CEO - Bills.com and Freedom Financial Network. Investor and advisor to multiple early stage start-ups, board member to four current investments.
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Sam Miller-Little - Unconfirmed