Combine a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with some of the biggest names in the tech industry and you could be looking at the phenomenally lucrative future of sports. Only this time, the biggest winner may be a small Canadian startup that’s got their attention.
TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF), a full-scale ESG platform, has already disrupted every tech-heavy segment from ride-sharing and food delivery to COVID contact tracing. Now, it’s preparing to jump into the sports arena – and it’s got some major firepower behind it. ” data-reactid=”13″>Facedrive (TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF), a full-scale ESG platform, has already disrupted every tech-heavy segment from ride-sharing and food delivery to COVID contact tracing. Now, it’s preparing to jump into the sports arena – and it’s got some major firepower behind it.
That firepower includes NFL superstar Russell Wilson and investment vehicles belonging to some of the big names in tech. Or, rather—the biggest names in tech: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai, YouTube founder Chad Hurley.
Facedrive is acquiring an equity interest in a sports celebrity-studded company called Tally Technologies, which is looking to revolutionize engagement between major sports leagues, the teams and their fans.
Now, because the transaction is a share exchange that will see Facedrive inject $1M in cash in Tally and $2M in Facedrive shares, the biggest names in the tech industry will indirectly become shareholders in one of Canada’s most promising ESG tech platforms.
And it makes sense for Tally, too: Tally sees a huge opportunity for a massive gamification platform by partnering with Facedrive, and with Facedrive CEO Sayyan Navratnam on the board, they’ll be getting access to lots of new technology and expertise, as well as the potential to bring on new teams and partners.
For the tech industry at large, it’s yet one more piece of undeniable evidence that absolutely everything is turning to tech.
For major-league sports, it’s a new way for fans to participate in major league action in a digital era and amid a pandemic.
Facedrive, it’s a major new venture that serves as confirmation that it’s tech ecosystem not only works, but it works for all sorts of industries.
For investors interested in both sustainability and the extraordinary growth potential of tech stocks, Facedrive is now a one stop shop for the hottest sectors in this space. And with some of the biggest names coming on board as shareholders through their investment vehicles, the sky could be the limit for this burgeoning startup. ” data-reactid=”27″>For Facedrive, it’s a major new venture that serves as confirmation that it’s tech ecosystem not only works, but it works for all sorts of industries.
For investors interested in both sustainability and the extraordinary growth potential of tech stocks, Facedrive is now a one stop shop for the hottest sectors in this space. And with some of the biggest names coming on board as shareholders through their investment vehicles, the sky could be the limit for this burgeoning startup.
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That’s what Facedrive has been saying since 2016, and why it’s developed an entire tech ecosystem that has tentacles in a huge lineup of industry segments. Now, it’s adding sports predictions to the roster in a very big way (think: NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB).
And for the sports industry in the middle of a pandemic, tech could be the element that makes or breaks it.
In fact, an entire industry has emerged of its own – the “sports tech industry”.
NHL is now back. It resumed its season on Saturday, but without fans and in a limited number of arenas. ” data-reactid=”33″>Amid the pandemic, the NHL is now back. It resumed its season on Saturday, but without fans and in a limited number of arenas.
The game has changed, and Facedrive and Tally are in a position to pioneer what could prove to be a very popular sports app.
TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF) is essentially acquiring an interest in the future of sports, and it works like this: ” data-reactid=”35″>Facedrive (TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF) is essentially acquiring an interest in the future of sports, and it works like this:
Tally is a new tech platform that seeks to do what sports can no longer do on its own: deepen engagement around live events. With eSports already working to “democratize” major sporting events and make them accessible to a massive global audience, Tally is completely changing the game in a different way.
It’s not just about watching a game anymore – the future is free-to-play and predictive.
Gamification and online fan engagement are the key to sports revenue now.
And Tally is the premier tech solution for increasing audience engagement during live sporting events.
Why? The simple answer is “revenue”.
Tally’s technology enables sports teams, venues, and broadcasters to dramatically increase viewer engagement, which has been culled by a pandemic, create new revenue opportunities, and build direct relationships with new and existing customers.
Tally offers a complete, state-of-the-art solution supporting the creation and delivery of partner-branded, free-to-play prediction games for sports fans all around the world.
And for the fans, that predictive experience is the key to wildly deeper engagement. Via the mobile app, fans can engage on multiple, free-to-play predictive levels:
And the additional revenue that this will naturally lead to comes from the mind-boggling sports industry that has billions in play.
The Tally tech platform is a natural extension to gaming and sports betting, making the growth prospects of this new Facedrive/Tally tie-up even more alluring.
Tally enables large scale ‘streak’ prediction prizing and can mirror traditional game by game Player props, Team props, Intermission score predictions, and Over/Under prop predictions to educate the new user to sports betting. It will activate new and dormant sports betting accounts directly from the platform driving unrivaled lead generation conversion.
And, of course, it helps that it was founded by one of the biggest names in American football–Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, and shot through with investor confidence by everyone from Bezos’ investment vehicle to YouTube and Alibaba, all big names who initially invested with Wilson.
TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF) debut of ride-hailing with the first-ever carbon-neutral platform …” data-reactid=”68″>If you missed Facedrive’s (TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF) debut of ride-hailing with the first-ever carbon-neutral platform …
Or its aggressive acquisition of the Canadian assets of one of the world’s most successful food delivery businesses (also eco-friendly) …
Or its social distancing app HiQ hitting 1 million downloads just 5 weeks after launching…
Or if you missed the launch of its own celebrity-branded clothing line in partnership with Will Smith’s Bel Air athletics …
Or even Facedrive’s contact-tracing coup with TraceScan, the COVID tracking app that positioned itself to have big union and government endorsement…
That’s no matter. The Tally acquisition could potentially be the biggest move this company has made so far, even in a string of rapid-fire acquisitions and partnerships.
When Facedrive publicly launched in 2019 with its initial ride-hailing platform that was the first to offer EVs and a carbon-neutral lift, that was simply the first salvo. Then came long-distance car-pooling to corner every mile with its acquisition of HiRide.
Then, in rapid succession, it launched its food delivery platform–Facedrive Foods–and acquired the Foodora Canada assets of wildly successful international giant Delivery Hero.
And since then, the news flow hasn’t let up. It immediately established itself as one of the leaders in Canada in the COVID contact-tracing field, with the launch of TraceScan in partnership with one of the world’s biggest labor unions (guaranteeing immediate deployment of this unique tech and its convenient wearables) and one of Canada’s top tech institutions.
Its social distance and entertainment app, HiQ, raced to the one million downloads mark just five weeks after launching. Now it is one of the top 5 trivia apps in over 115 countries.
Simultaneously, it worked on branding itself as a lifestyle, not a simple “service”, even launching its own clothing line, exclusively co-branded with Will Smith’s Bel Air athletics.
In the span of less than a year, we’ve seen all of these elements of the Facedrive ecosystem come to life at breakneck speed:
And, now, it’s jumped into the sports tech industry in one of its biggest moves yet, for a touchdown in the most lucrative arena – all with a premium that links back to the biggest names in the global tech industry.
Not only can Verizon Fios subscribers stream their favorite teams on their big screen, they can even engage in online watching parties by simply logging on via their computer. This freedom has been a key growth segment for its streaming packages. Additionally, it is looking into even more customizable packages to let fans follow only the teams they care about.
In December, Stars Group secured a major partnership with the National Basketball Association in order to use data and league marks across their digital sports betting offerings.
Scott Kaufman-Ross, Head of Fantasy & Gaming, NBA explained, “This dynamic partnership will be another way to create authentic fan engagement with league logos and official NBA betting data, while leveraging Stars’ global expertise to further optimize the fan experience.
Like Shaw, Telus will be another company to watch as gamers, and the general population, turn to their phones and computers for entertainment.
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