With his targeted engagements, Marcus invests in the future of sport. His focus is on the megatrends of sustainability and digitization, which have a lasting impact on the global sports industry and will change it profoundly. With his know-how and financial investment, he supports selected companies and start-ups in continuously developing relevant future topics and technologies and thus preparing themselves for the challenges of tomorrow.
ADvantage is the first, global sports tech fund to invest in young technology companies to advance visionary ideas and actively shape the future of sport.
Break the Love
Break the Love is building a vertical social network that digitizes all the services associated with tennis for clubs and players. From first-timers to seasoned pros, tennis players will have access to a community of other like-minded players, courts, competitions, and premium coaches as they unlock their full potential in the sport.
FC Augsburg is a successful German football club that has played in the premiere German league, the Bundesliga, since the 2011/12 season. The Bavarian club has already participated in the Europa League and has ambitious goals for the future.
The GAMERS ACADEMY is a digital coaching platform in the field of esports with the mission to make every gamer better through AI-based coaching methods. In a rapidly growing community with more than 850,000 players, they are changing and shaping the future of competitive gaming.
HYPE SPORTS INNOVATION
Hype is a global virtual accelerator network that aims to solve the sports industry’s real challenges through the power of innovation. By creating nurturing partnerships between sports tech start-ups and the biggest brands in the branch, Hype is developing a global ecosystem for sports innovation.
KinoTek is a digital health platform that improves the evaluation process for clinicians who specialize in movement assessment. They have developed a movement technology that is quantitative, objective, and accessible to the patient and clinician and improves the quality of care.
leAD is inspired by the legacy of Adi Dassler and one of the world’s leading accelerator platforms for innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups from the sports and health tech sector. The programme supports, promotes and coaches young entrepreneurs worldwide.
Liquiditeam´s core product is LT Fan Platform, a software-as-a-service solution that enables sports clubs, professional athletes and creative professionals to build their own platform for their fans. As it is based on blockchain technology, LT Fan Platform users can create their own fan tokens and digital collectibles based on NFTs 8non-fungible tokens) in no time at all.
SAY is a leading expert in building innovative carbon yachts in Germany. By supplying low emission, high performance and luxuriously designed yachts with electric options, Say is a pioneer of lightness and sustainability in the global yacht market.