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Monthly Recap #7

Welcome to our Monthly Recap. This blog series provides insights into the events of the past weeks at the end of each month. The topics always revolve around startups, sports, professional athletes, and entrepreneurship. Readers can find information on interesting articles, podcast recommendations, and newsletters, as well as profiles of successful athlete-entrepreneurs. 🚀

FYI: All startups interested in athletes as investors can register on the website.

Headlines of the Month

German startup STRAFFR selected for the AO startups accelerator

In line with Jannik Sinner's remarkable victory at the Australian Open last Sunday, Tennis Australia has announced the inclusion of 7 new startups in its accelerator program.

Among them is the German startup STRAFFR, with involvement from athletes Niels Giffey, Steffen Weinhold, and Max Planer. Learn more here.

© Vetted Sports

Apex Capital invests in a golf team

The investment group Apex Capital from Portugal, including numerous professional athletes, is investing in a golf team set to compete in the TGL League founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

In addition to Apex, Formula 1 driver Alex Albon and footballer John Stones are joining the team. More information here.

© Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Handball player Niklas Weller invests in proSports.Zone

The captain of HSV Hamburg (1st Bundesliga) decided to invest in the sports tech startup at the end of 2023. Earlier this year, our interview with him and founder/CEO Ronny Wangelin was published.

For more details, including background on the new partnership, you can listen to it here.

© Fishing4 / Thorge Huter

Recommendations of the Month

💡 We have two recommendations from our team for you. The Profluence Sports newsletter discusses the potential of technology and fan engagement in sports. In the OMR podcast, Andreas Rettig, sports director of the DFB, was a guest and talked with Philipp Westermeyer about current football topics. 💡


That concludes the latest edition of Monthly Recap. From interesting news in the world of Athlete Angels to media recommendations, it's been a diverse month. We hope we've provided you with a good overview of the past month. Feel free to check back at the end of next month for the next recap. 🚀

FYI: All athletes having difficulty understanding the mentioned terms can access our lexicon in the Athlete Angel Academy.

References: LinkedIn, Bloomberg, Vetted Sports, Profluence, OMR

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