This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Fantasy Sports startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Fantasy Sports industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Fantasy Sports Startups
FanUp is the most interactive sports and esports gaming app (iOS), letting fans and friends compete for cash and the coolest brand prizes; with challenge-based contests, influencers, and engaging content that personalizes every fan’s experience. We’re leading a seismic shift in sports and culture with social gaming experiences to attract every type of fan – especially young professionals.
OUR GOAL: Grow the $23b U.S. sports/esports gaming market and the $2.5b market in India.
OUR MANTRA: Fans and innovation first, always. OUR VISION: Fads are ephemeral; we want to be a household brand and name for young professionals, changing the way they consume and engage with sports and esports.
We want to alter the calculus of how fans experience gaming by introducing proven social-tech, multiplayer features, and personalized content. There’s an incredible opportunity to create an experience that helps to both satiate this ever-growing demand and further stokes fans competitive flames through innovation..
Fantasy Invest is a game of skill combining fantasy sports mechanics with the stock market. Just pick five companies for your portfolio in the morning and check your results in the afternoon.
Participate in daily contests for cool prizes and cash.. .
OwnersBox is an innovative sports-tech company disrupting the way consumers play Fantasy Sports. The company building a best-in-class Fantasy Sports platform that will provide a superior experience to millions of sports fans worldwide.
With the rising popularity of fantasy sports showing no signs of slowing down combined with the fact that sports leagues seem like they’re returning sooner than later, the OwnersBox team has a major opportunity to take advantage of our positioning. Their vision is to create a socially driven hybrid-product that will appeal to the 60+ million fantasy sports users in North America..
Barthletix is an entertainment platform that boosts revenue for bars and generates customer acquisition and retention. The platform also engages customers with premium games played using their phones as controllers and displayed on bars.
Anyone can join and play with or against other customers at any time. Bars, customers, or FMCG partners can organize leagues, championships, and engage customers even more..
Punterclash is the number one peer to peer social sports betting platform on Earth. Punterclash’s mission is to turn sports punters into sports operators and improve punter’s engagement and retention in the sports betting industry.
So far, Punterclash has been successful in taking an unconventional approach to engineering a P2P model that is compatible with the conventional sports betting industry.. .
SzuperChess is an online platform that organizes online chess tournaments with real prizes. The platform has developed an innovative AI-based anti-cheating system, which will allow players to focus only on what is truly important: playing chess, enjoying the tournament, and competing for the prizes.
It permits players to compete for the awards, without having to be concerned about the opponent. Founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia..
FSL11 – Fantasy Sports App
FSL11 is India’s fastest growing fantasy sports platform, developed for sports fans. We are the only Fantasy Sports App offering Fantasy Gully Cricket and Fantasy Auction format in India.
We believe that playing fantasy sports is not only a chance for our users to earn enormous cash prizes but also to bring maximum entertainment and fun right into their living room by providing them different game format.. .
MPLAY11 Fantasy Sports
MPLAY11 is a fantasy cricket Application designed for sports lovers. In MPLAY11 you can show your sports knowledge and the Game of Skill to compete with opponent teams.
You can accomplish your dreams by becoming the maestro in the fantasy sports. Our aim is to increase the fantasy sports with the sports lovers; our Application is user friendly so everyone can play the fantasy sports..
GridRival is a mobile application for motorsports racing. It allows motorsports enthusiasts to engage with their favorite sports in a whole new way.
They are focused on creating an authentic experience rich with real-time cash-based fantasy games, industry-leading content, and a community of like-minded race fans. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon..
We are a small startup group trying to make something big that influences how users play Fantasy Sports in India. CleverPick11 is an idea conceived for the Sports Enthusiasts & Fans who are playing Fantasy Sports without the knowledge & strategy.
We are in a mission to Educate Sports Enthusiasts & Fans on how to draft a powerful fantasy team with the help of Data & Analytics.. .
Gameplan11 is unique fantasy sports platform to let the diehard fans to feel the reality of on-field experience. Choose your playing 11 or invite your friends to join your gang, create your own team and you are done! You can earn points based on their on-field performance of your selected players from your squad.
Based on overall team performance, it will be ranked and put you in a winning position.. .
Big Air Sports, Inc. BAS designs, develops, manufactures and sells TriHockey Air Pressurized Professional circular rinks.
The first 6 months will focus on the manufacturing of our prototype portable rink while establishing processes to manufacture rinks to scale. The primary purpose of the Company is to build the new state-of-the-art rink to launch a new sport called TriHockey.
The Company intends to launch the new sport at the Disney Wide World of Sports Arena in Orlando, Fl around August, 2020. This event will feature a 3 day tournament with the Championship Finals broadcast on ESPN2.
We also intend to build TriHockey into a diversified media company, centered around TriHockey content, including instructional videos, clinics, camps, interviews with players, clips from the TPHL matches, other short-form content, and more. In addition, there will be an experiential component to the business, with TriHockey centers available to the general public using the professional league locations in part when the TPHL teams are not using the rinks, as well as standalone TriHockey centers along the lines of Top Golf.
Plus, we are well underway in developing a reality competition show that highlights the best of TriHockey and fan engagement that will be ready for primetime in the coming months.. .