TMRW Sports adds star investors | MLB

NEW YORK and JUPITER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 2, 2022–

TMRW Sports, which focuses on building progressive approaches to sports, media and entertainment, has announced its initial investor group, an influential roster of sports and entertainment icons associated with business titans of technology. , sports, media and finance. The institutional investment was co-led by Connect Ventures and 25madison Ventures. The investment group’s sports experience includes ownership of teams in all major leagues and spans F1, NFL, NBA, Premier League, MLB, NHL, MLS, tennis, esports , surfing and golf with a combined social reach of nearly 500 million Twitter followers. and Instagram. The announcement was made by Mike McCarley, founder and CEO of TMRW Sports (pronounced “sports of tomorrow”), who revealed the company’s formation in August with co-founders Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, as well as early investor Dick Ebersol.

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Cultural icons investing in TMRW Sports (left to right): Rory McIlroy, Shohei Ohtani, Andy Murray, Diana Taurasi, Sidney Crosby, Lewis Hamilton, Justin Timberlake, Gareth Bale, Chris Paul, Alex Morgan, Serena Williams, Stephen Curry, Ninja , Tiger Woods and Tony Romo. (Photo: BusinessWire)

“Over the past year, we have assembled a team of investors who will help fulfill TMRW Sports’ mission to positively impact the way sports are experienced in the future. And we have been intentional on the diversity of expertise, thinking and background when we engaged this strategic group co-led by Connect Ventures and 25madison Ventures,” McCarley said. “From the very beginning, our plan has been to partner with better in every way imaginable and Tiger, Rory and I appreciate the support of this unrivaled team of investors, advisors and ambassadors who believe in our vision of harnessing technology to create progressive approaches to sport. Their combined broad reach and cultural relevance will expand potential opportunities and fanbases for TMRW projects. Plus, many share a passion for golf that only adds more fuel to TGL, our first project in partnership with the PGA TOUR.

“TMRW Sports is redefining how the next generation of fans will play and consume sports by leveraging technology in unique and innovative ways,” said Michael Blank of Connect Ventures. “Connect Ventures is thrilled to work alongside this group of world-class investors to support Tiger, Rory and Mike’s vision to further accelerate the evolution of sport and make it more accessible to everyone.”

TMRW SPORTS CULTURAL ICONS INVESTORS:

In addition to Woods and McIlroy’s combined 791 weeks at world No. 32 NBA All-Star Games, 16 NFL Pro Bowls, 26 Grand Slam singles titles, 21 Olympic medals, 8 MVP titles in four sports, 10 Grammy Awards, 8 NBA championships, 7 F1 World Championships, 5 the UEFA Champions League, 3 Stanley Cups, 3 MLB All-Star Games, 3 WNBA Championships, 2 FIFA Women’s World Cups and a World Series Champion.

F1:

NFL:

Entertainment:

Tennis:

  • Andy Murray: 3 times Grand Slam champion in singles, 2 times Olympic gold medalist (GBR)
  • Serena Williams: 23 times Grand Slam champion in singles, 4 times Olympic medalist (USA)

Games:

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Soccer:

MLB:

NHL:

  • Sidney Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins, three-time Stanley Cup champion (CAN)

Surfing:

  • Kanoa Igarashi: World Surf League, Olympic silver medalist (USA/JPN)

TMRW SPORTS INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS:

Connecting businesses: An investment partnership between entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Connect Ventures was launched in 2020 to accelerate the growth of phased companies. consumer-focused startups and leverages CAA’s resources, relationships and expertise spanning the global entertainment and sports landscape and the deep domain and business building expertise of CAA’s technology practice. world class from NEA.

25madison: 25madison Ventures is the seed-stage venture capital fund of 25madison, an early-stage venture capital platform backed by Apollo Global Management. The fund invests in disruptive technology companies and is led by a team of seasoned operator-investors.

“Tiger, Rory and Mike are all golf and business titans. It was obvious to partner with Connect and this blue chip group of investors to support TMRW Sports as they bring their vision to life. There is a huge opportunity to improve the way fans engage with the sports they love, and the team at TMRW Sports will do just that,” said Steven Price, CEO and Co-Founder of 25madison.

Other institutional investors include:

TMRW SPORTS CHIEF INVESTORS:

Sports:

  • Arthur White: Owner and President, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and PGA TOUR Superstore; Co-founder, Home Depot
  • David Blitzer: Co-manager and co-founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment: Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Newark’s Prudential Center; Owner, Real Salt Lake; Minority Owner, Cleveland Guardians
  • John Collins: Member of the Board of Directors, Super Group Ltd. Former CEO, On Location Experiences; Chief Operating Officer, NHL; President and CEO, Cleveland Browns; and Senior Director of Marketing, Sales and Programming, NFL
  • Ben Grosman: Sport, media and technology framework; Co-owner, Minnesota United and Angel City FC
  • Eric Grubman: Chairman of Super Group Ltd. and DroneUp; former senior executive, NFL, Goldman Sachs, Constellation Energy Group and On Location Experiences
  • John Henry: Principal Owner, Fenway Sports Group, including Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club and Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Dawn Hudson: Administrator, Interpublic Group and NVIDIA. Former CMO, NFL; President and CEO, Pepsi-Cola North America; and Chairman of the Board, LPGA Tour
  • Steve Nash: Co-founder, BLOC; former NBA MVP
  • Tom Penn: founding president and co-owner of the Los Angeles soccer club; Co-Founder, Sports Leadership Institute, Former Senior Executive, NBA
  • Kevin Warren: Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference; former COO, Minnesota Vikings
  • Tom Werner: President, Fenway Sports Group, including Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club and Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Marc Wilf: Co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride

Finance:

  • K. Don Cornwell: Co-founder and CEO, Dynasty Equity
  • John S. Daly: Former President Global Equity Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs
  • Jimmy Dunn: Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Piper Sandler; President, Seminole Golf Club
  • Cam Dyer: Former Partner and Co-Sector Head of Global TMT Investing, The Carlyle Group
  • David Gubay: Senior Managing Director, Highpost Capital
  • Philippe Laffont: Founder, Coatue Management
  • Reggie Love: Senior Advisor, Apollo Global Management; former partner, RON Transatlantic EG and Personal Assistant to the White House, President Barack Obama
  • Tim Neher: former vice-president, Continental Cablevision; Past President, Seminole Golf Club
  • Kirk Posmantur: Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, 25madison; Chairman and CEO Axcess Worldwide
  • Joe Tauscher: Managing Partner, Mount Cypress Investment Fund

Media/Technology:

  • Chris Chaney: Co-founder and CEO, Fancurve; former CEO and Founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment
  • Zach Dixon: Founder and COO, Players Lounge
  • Dick Ebersol: Former Chairman, NBC Sports; executive producer Sunday night football and NBC Olympics, co-creator Saturday Night Live
  • Rohit Gupta: Co-founder NYXL; Partner, Sterling.VC
  • Alex Liberman: Founder and Executive Chairman, Morning Brew
  • Ari Litan: COO of LayerZero Labs; founding team and former leader, Athleticism; Co-Founder, Swish
  • Alexis Ohanian: Founder, Seven Seven Six; Co-Founder and Former Executive Chairman, Reddit

ABOUT TGL:

In August, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and McCarley announced the formation of TMRW Sports and TGL, a new technology-infused golf league in partnership with the PGA TOUR. TGL will present tag team competitions fusing state-of-the-art technology and live action in a custom-built prime-time venue on Monday nights. Woods and McIlroy are the first two committed golfers to compete, and the league’s inaugural season will begin in January 2024.

TGL, the golf league of TMRW Sports, will feature:

  • Teams: Six three-man PGA TOUR teams head-to-head, 18-hole match play;
  • Technology-Infused Venue: A one-of-a-kind golf experience made possible by a data-rich virtual course combined with a technology-infused short game complex;
  • Tech-enabled fan experience: High-energy fan experience with every live shot in a 2-hour primetime televised match;
  • Season: 15 Monday night regular season games followed by semi-final and final series.

ABOUT TMRW SPORTS GROUP: (pronounced “sports of tomorrow”)

Founded by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Sporting Director Mike McCarley, TMRW Sports is focused on harnessing technology to craft progressive approaches in sports, media and entertainment to create new pathways for the next generation can enjoy the sport. TMRW Sports’ first project, TGL, is an innovative league launched in partnership with the PGA TOUR. TMRW Sports is backed by a roster of athletes, celebrities and business leaders from the worlds of sports, media, technology and finance who make up a powerful and diverse group of investors. TMRW Sports joins Woods’ TGR Ventures and McIlroy’s Symphony Ventures, and is led by McCarley, Founder and CEO. To learn more, visit TMRWSportsGroup.com.

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PHOTO: Co-Founders Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Founder, CEO Mike McCarley

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TMRW SPORTS LOGO:

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RENDERING OF TGL PLACES:

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