Press Release

Courtside Ventures Announces $100 Million Fund III

February 13, 2023

New York – February 13, 2023 – Cooley advised Courtside Ventures, a top early-stage venture capital firm investing in companies across sports, gaming and lifestyle, on its Fund III at $100 million. Lawyers Luke Bagley and Christine Zhao led the Cooley team advising Courtside Ventures.

Fund III investors include a globally diverse group of industry leaders across professional sports team owners, athletes and industry executives. The closing will bring Courtside Ventures’ total committed capital to more than $200 million under management.

Since its launch in 2016, Courtside Ventures has invested in more than 80 companies in eight countries. Its notable investments include The Athletic (acquired by The New York Times), Beam (acquired by Microsoft), StockX, 100 Thieves, WinZO, VEO, Religion of Sports, Rei do Pitaco, Freeletics, FanCraze and Paceline, among others.

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