TeamSnap’s Rapid Growth Attracts $2.75 Million Round Led by Torstar
TeamSnap, a mobile and web service for managing ongoing activities, has closed a $2.75 million round of funding, exceeding its original funding target of $1.5 million. Two million parents, participants, and coaches use TeamSnap’s online web application, native mobile apps, text messages and interactive email messages to manage recreational and competitive sports teams, social groups, and other organizations.
“TeamSnap has experienced high triple-digit growth for the last two years and yet this market is largely untapped,” said Dave DuPont, CEO. “Sports in particular are huge. In the U.S. alone, nearly 27 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 participate in at least one youth sport every year. Millions more participate in other leisure and community activities ranging from Boys Scouts to marching bands to dance groups. The addition of high quality investors and capital allows us to accelerate our penetration of the market.”
Torstar, a leading Canadian media company, with a major presence in newspapers, publishing and digital media, led the funding round.
“We were attracted to Torstar because we believe their digital media expertise and geographic reach can help accelerate customer adoption in Canada where we are already seeing good growth,” said DuPont.
“We have been investing for some time in digital businesses that reach customers in new ways -- TeamSnap was a natural fit for us,” said Chris Goodridge, president of Torstar Digital. “We like businesses with high customer engagement and businesses that are leveraging the growing trend toward mobile devices. In addition, the connection to communities that TeamSnap enjoys is a natural fit for Torstar’s media assets, including The Toronto Star and Metroland Media Group.”
Other new investors included Toba Capital and Hbam LLC run by Harris Barton Co-Invest Fund. Toba Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses on software and Internet companies. Harris Barton played for the San Francisco 49ers and since retiring from professional football has focused on investing, particularly in start-up businesses. Existing investors, including Trinity Ventures, eonBusiness and others, also participated.
TeamSnap is an award-winning mobile and web service for managing ongoing activities including recreational and competitive sports teams, social groups, and other organizations. With a simple but powerful online interface, TeamSnap makes it easy to keep track of participants, schedules, attendance and availability, payments, statistics and much more. Comprehensive messaging functions keep everyone in touch, and with a strong focus on usability and simplicity, TeamSnap is software that people actually find fun to use.
With enthusiastic customers in 177 countries and teams representing more than 100 different sports and non-sport groups, TeamSnap has quickly become one of the fastest-growing team and group management solutions available.
Nearly 7 million users around the world use TeamSnap to coordinate sports and other ongoing activities. For more information, please visit www.TeamSnap.com.
Raksha Varma, Raksha@RakstarMediaGroup.com