Serena Williams Reveals VC Firm on Instagram After Five Years in Stealth Mode

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Serena Williams Reveals VC Firm on Instagram After Five Years in Stealth Mode

G2 Esports’ Reality Show Will Give Fortnite Gamers a Chance to Go Pro
Tuesday November 06, 2018

G2 Esports has partnered with prepaid payment company paysafecard to launch a new interactive Fortnite talent show called Making The Squad. The show will document 20 amateur Fortnite players who will compete for a full-time contract from the G2 Esports organization. Fortnite content creators who are at least 16 years of age have until Nov.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams has been quietly building a venture capital portfolio since 2014, amassing investments in more than 30 startups with an accumulated market cap of $12 billion. On Wednesday, she finally announced her business to the public.
Williams chose to reveal five-year-old Serena Ventures on Instagram, where she has 11 million followers. In a post, she admits “Yes, I know I can keep a secret.”
The winner of an Open Era record 23 grand slam singles titles, Williams, who serves as president of Serena Ventures, said she launched the investment company with the mission of giving opportunity to founders across an array of industries that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity, and opportunity.
She focuses on early stage companies that have a difficult time cracking into that initial round of funding. One of the pillars of the organization is to give those startups an opportunity to be heard.

In Overwatch, you can now create your own profiles
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Blizzard has announced Overwatch for the script editor under the name “Workshop” (Workshop). This editor allows you to create new profiles or customize the existing ones. In a new video gamedirector the game, Jeff Kaplan noted that the Toolkit is intended for advanced users familiar with logic programming and creating games. It also should not

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AG Barr faces Senate in contentious Mueller report hearing
Thursday May 02, 2019

William Barr’s first of two hearings on the Mueller report have him facing the Senate Judiciary, chaired by Republican Lindsey Graham. Barr’s interactions with Senate Democrats will likely set the stage for his grilling in front of the Democrat-led House Judiciary on Thursday. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN),

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In 2014, (yes I know I can keep a secret) I launched Serena Ventures with the mission of giving opportunities to founders across an array of industries. Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity. Slide right to see a few brands in our portfolio. We have so many exciting things coming up! Learn more at serenaventures.com. Link in bio.
A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Apr 17, 2019 at 5:59am PDT

Deltatre Acquires UX Streaming Specialist Massive Interactive for $127 Million
Thursday November 08, 2018

Sports media technology company Deltatre has acquired London-based firm Massive Interactive, which sells software tools to develop and manage over-the-top streaming user interfaces. The purpose of the deal is to expand Deltatre’s sports and entertainment streaming presence on a global scale, specifically within the Asia-Pacific region.   The deal is worth up to $127 million

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“As we grow, we hope to mentor young founders and take burgeoning entrepreneurs to the next level,” she writes on her website. “We have so many exciting things coming up!”
Her VC firm helps forge relationships for founders, encourages collaboration among portfolio companies, and expands partnership opportunities across her network. Among its portfolio companies are blockchain exchange Coinbase, education platform MasterClass, on-demand fitness training platform Tonal and nutrition company Olly.
SportTechie Takeaway
Powerhouse athletes continue to break new ground in technology and investment. Williams is among many top-tier athletes that have partnered with VCs, launched their own investment companies, or individually invested and/or founded technology startups. A staunch advocate of women’s empowerment—Williams appeared in a Super Bowl spot for dating app Bumble earlier this year in which she encouraged girls to “make the first move … in work, in love, in life”—she joins such athletic greats as Kobe Bryant, via Bryant Stibel, and Magic Johnson, via Magic Johnson Enterprises, that own and operate their own venture capital firms.


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