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Monthly Recap #10


Welcome to our Monthly Recap. At the end of each month, this blog series provides insights into the events of the past weeks. The topics always revolve around startups, sports, professional athletes and entrepreneurship. Readers receive information on interesting articles, podcast and newsletter recommendations, as well as profiles of successful entrepreneurial athletes. 🚀


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Headlines of the Month



Athlete-led VC fund APEX secures second closing

In the second funding phase, the fund from Portugal has once again taken on a number of sports stars as investors. In addition to former Madrid defender Marcelo, Dutch striker Cody Gakpo from Liverpool FC has also joined the fund.

JPMorgan Office

More information here.











Waterdrop goes big in tennis

After Novak Djokovic, the Austrian company has taken six more tennis players on board as investors. This strengthens Waterdrop's ambition to become more and more visible as a brand in the sport. The presence of the "Djoker" has been visible on the jerseys for a few months now.


This is now likely to be expanded with the new investors. More information here.









© Forbes



Nico Rosberg launches fund of funds

The 2016 Formula 1 world champion is taking the next step in his career as a start-up investor. He founds his own VC fund and uses a model that is gaining popularity in the scene.

SportsInnovation 2024

The 70 million vehicle invests in the best VC funds in the world to enable a broad diversification of top start-ups. A detailed review is available here.





© silicon canals




Recommendations of the Month



💡 We have brought you two recommendations from our team. The Profluence newsletter discusses the entry of several family offices into the world of sports. In the OMR podcast, Nico Rosberg is a guest and talks about his new fund. 💡





 

That was it, the next edition of Monthly Recap. From interesting news from the world of Athlete Angels to recommendations from the media, everything was included again. We hope we were able to give you a good overview of the past month. Check back at the end of next month for the next recap. 🚀










References: LinkedIn, Forbes, silicon canals, Profluence, OMR, tech.eu


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