Fan Experiences startup Vaunt raises $5M, investors include Justin Tuck, Michele Roberts, Dodgers’ Elysian Park Ventures
Vaunt, a platform for digital fan experiences led by athletes and artists, has raised a $5 million Series A round with investments from across the sports world. Investors include Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate Elysian Park Ventures, retired NFL star Justin Tuck, former NBPA executive director Michele Roberts and Genius Sports chairman David Levy.
Longtime NBA player and former assistant executive director of the NBPA Roger Mason Jr. is co-founder and CEO of brag, which helps creators monetize their brand and events. Vaunt helps produce and broadcast live sports, such as the FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup in Miami last November, while creating fan experiences through social communities, sportsbooks, merchandise and NFTs.
“So many athletes are relegated to their one sport or one competition, often stuck,” Tuck said. “With Vaunt’s mission and vision aligned with this funding opportunity, many more athletes will be able to showcase their talents and achieve success for themselves.”
InfiniteWorld and True Culture Fund, a venture capital firm that supports black entrepreneurs, also participated in Series A.