Dating app Tinder debuts Swipe Ventures

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

Popular dating app Tinder has launched Swipe Ventures, which will be led by Tinder CEO and co-founder Sean Rad, according to a blog post on its site. Swipe Ventures will focus on making acquisitions and investments and developing new businesses with a focus on the dating and social spaces.

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NFLPA launches business accelerator for sports tech startups

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

The NFL Players Association, a union organization for NFL players, has launched OneTeam Collective, a business accelerator for sports tech startups. OneTeam Collective’s founding partners are Harvard Innovation Lab, Intel, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, LeadDog Marketing Group, Madrona Venture Group and the Sports Innovation Lab. The Collective will offer companies access to football stars via licensing, marketing and content rights, research and development, funding and mentorship in exchange for product development and marketing support. KPCB and Madrona Venture Group will provide consulting services and potential funding for the Collective.

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PIMCO forms joint venture with Solar Capital Partners

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

PIMCO has teamed up with Solar Capital Partners to continue to develop its private credit platform. PIMCO is an investment management firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia while Solar Capital Partners is a registered investment adviser that provides financing solutions to middle market companies mostly based in the U.S.

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