Welcome!

News Feed Item

Sports News For Diehards Startup SportsManias Raises $3.5M

Funding Led by Mas Equity Partners to Expand Collaboration with National Newspapers and Bolster Product Development

MIAMI, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SportsManias, the diehard sports fan's go-to source for team and player news, announced today the company has raised $3.5 million in its second round of fundraising, with $3 million invested from Mas Equity Partners and $500,000 from a private investor. The fresh capital will allow SportsManias to support new partnerships with newspapers across the country and enable SportsManias to build upon recent upgrades to its Twitter-based app, which now features real-time, "Head-to-Head" commentary from opposing teams' beat writers during game-time, as well as a robust 'rumors' feed.

Since the last round of funding in August 2013, SportsManias has quadrupled unique visitors per month (UVPM), bringing the total to over 2 million users who now follow more than 700 teams and 22,000 tweets per day coming from over 3,000 beat writers who cover collegiate, professional and international sports.

The $3 million investment will be Mas Equity Partners' second contribution to SportsManias. In the previous round, the firm invested $1 million funded by Jorge Mas, founder of Mas Equity Partners and Chairman of the Board of MasTec, a global infrastructure engineering and construction company.

"Over the past year, SportsManias has accomplished everything we could hope for and much more," said Jorge Mas. "They grew their user base, revamped the website and app, and now they're forming partnerships with top newspapers. They've figured out how to combine the speed of Twitter with the high quality journalism of beat writers. We could not be more pleased with their progress."

In 2014 and 2015, forming partnerships with newspapers will be a major focus for SportsManias. This past November, SportsManias reached its first partnership by teaming with its hometown Miami Herald, which has driven online viewer traffic to the newspaper, raised search engine results for beat writers and has given these journalists opportunities to connect directly with sports fans via Google+ Hangouts and other social media events. SportsManias will host a beat writers' conference in Miami in Spring 2015 as part of this initiative to expand media partnerships nationwide.

The new funding will also allow SportsManias to continue improving its website and mobile apps, which have both received significant upgrades in 2014. In January, SportsManias introduced a second screen experience for diehard sports fans, including a dual stream "Head-to-Head" Twitter feed from opposing teams' beat writers. SportsManias added this feature to its mobile app in July, in addition to rebuilding and redesigning the app from scratch and offering push notifications for its enhanced 'rumors' feed.

Both the web and mobile experience now present pre-game commentary, the score, player and team stats, live updates from beat writers on the sidelines, and post-game coverage. The new funding will also enable SportsManias to continue improving and refining its content.

"We're proud that Mas Equity Partners continues to show confidence in SportsManias," said Vicente J Fernandez, Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer. "To provide the best sports coverage available, we work closely with beat writers and media outlets, and we know this funding will raise the level of service we can provide to these partners. Forthcoming development plans and collaborations are going to improve the 24/7 coverage that our diehard sports fans crave."

About SportsManias
The diehard sports fan's go-to source for team and player news, SportsManias displays 24/7 professional news as personalized feeds and "Head-to-Head" beat writer feeds during gametime. Fans are delivered news, tweets, videos and rumors about the teams and players they love by the beat writers that cover them. The team continually refines the sports news experience from offices in Miami and New York. Straight from the guys who get it. SportsManias gets it to you. For more information, visit SportsManias.com.

SOURCE SportsManias

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, will introduce two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a...
yperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo is an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalized support service from its globally located cloud platform...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Elastifile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Elastifile Cloud File System (ECFS) is software-defined data infrastructure designed for seamless and efficient management of dynamic workloads across heterogeneous environments. Elastifile provides the architecture needed to optimize your hybrid cloud environment, by facilitating efficient...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Launched in 2016, Cloudistics helps anyone bring the power of the cloud to the data center in an easy-to-use, on- premises cloud platform that automatically provides high performance resources for all types of applications: Docke...
With Cloud Foundry you can easily deploy and use apps utilizing websocket technology, but not everybody realizes that scaling them out is not that trivial. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Roman Swoszowski, CTO and VP, Cloud Foundry Services, at Grape Up, will show you an example of how to deal with this issue. He will demonstrate a cloud-native Spring Boot app running in Cloud Foundry and communicating with clients over websocket protocol that can be easily scaled horizontally and coordinate...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels, a cybersecurity firm, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Channels, Inc. offers several products and solutions to its many clients, helping them protect critical data from being compromised and access to computer networks from the unauthorized. The company develops comprehensive data encryption security strategie...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high security vulnerability. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, John Morello, CTO of Twistlock, will address this pressing concern by introducing the concept of the “Vulnerability Risk Tree API,” which brings all the data together in a simple REST endpoint, allowing companies to easily grasp the severity of t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security...