DALLAS, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Star Sports, a leading provider of sports management software, today announced the acquisition of New York City-based Krossover Intelligence, the leading sports film breakdown and statistics company. The acquisition of Krossover continues Blue Star Sport's torrid growth pace and aligns with its goal to become the technology leader in amateur and professional sports and continues its pursuit of the vision of the connected athlete.
Krossover builds video and data management tools for sports teams at all levels of play. Their customers range from clubs and high schools all the way up to the professional ranks. Constituents in sports, from national governing bodies, to clubs, leagues, teams, coaches, parents, and athletes, all desire more data, analytics, and statistics to improve the player and coach development lifecycle.
Launched in 2010, Krossover has worked with more than 20,000 sports teams in more than 20 countries, providing coaches and athletes with valuable insight. Krossover's cloud-based platform allows users to access their content from any device, filtering through clips by selecting a specific set of criteria such as player, shots, turnovers, assists, court/field position and much more. Part of the company's innovative approach is integrating statistics with the video itself, which allows them to provide interactive data visualizations like shot charts, tendency reports, and heat maps derived from the performance of a particular team or player.
After analyzing nearly 50,000,000 possessions in 14,000,000 minutes of footage over a span of 350,000 games, Krossover has developed a comprehensive understanding of on-court or on-field trends at every level of sport, and now boasts the world's largest database of searchable game film.
The initial potential of Krossover attracted heavyweights in the professional sports world to become investors; Stephen Ross, Chairman of the Board and owner of the Miami Dolphins, Dan Gilbert, majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and former San Antonio Spur and NBA Champion David Robinson. All have signed on to become shareholders in Blue Star.
"Over the past seven years, it's truly been gratifying to see coaches, athletes and teams play smarter and gain a better understanding of their sport through our platform," said Vasu Kulkarni, Founder and CEO of Krossover. "It's an exciting opportunity to join the Blue Star Sports family and accelerate Krossover's growth in the greater sport community. We'll now be able to provide our current and future customers a wide variety of technology solutions for their teams, all directly complementing the products Krossover already provides."
This acquisition of Krossover's best in-class technology continues to build upon the suite of sports tech companies Blue Star Sports has been corralling over the past nine months, which purchased Bonzi and Captain U, among others, and most recently GroupNet Solutions last week. Vasu Kulkarni will continue to run Krossover and drive its attractive organic growth, and this will be an exciting opportunity to leverage the large and growing ecosystem of Blue Star Sports.
"The addition of Vasu to Blue Star Sports bolsters what was already the strongest line-up of leaders in the sports technology space," said Rob Wechsler, the Founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports. "Krossover adds yet another powerful layer to the portfolio. Blue Star Sports is with you from your very first rec league all the way to the high school, collegiate and professional ranks. Our technology is used by tens of millions of people, all over planet. The depth and breadth of the product we now offer is unrivaled by anyone in the industry."
"RSE Ventures is thrilled to have played a role in Krossover's growth and anticipates more success as they continue to flourish under Blue Star's leadership," said Stephen Ross. "We look forward to being a part of their journey as they deliver video and analytics to all levels of sports."
About Blue Star Sports
With over 25 million users in 23 countries, Blue Star Sports is the industry leader in youth sports management providing a complete innovative technology platform for national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. Companies under the Blue Star Sports platform include Bonzi, Pointstreak, Goalline, PrimeTime Sports, SDI Camps, League Lineup, RaceWire, CaptainU, BigFoot Hoops and GroupNet Solutions. Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas. To learn more about how Blue Star Sports will revolutionize youth sports management, visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.
Krossover, a New York City-based startup, provides sophisticated data analytics technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform easily accessible by thousands of high school and college programs, Krossover enables coaches to use video to improve the success of their athletic programs by eliminating the time and financial impediments to managing their filmed content. With an estimated 95% of high school and college athletic programs now recording game video, Krossover is accelerating the use of indexed, on-demand video content and advanced analytics by programs of all sizes. For more information, visit Krossover.com <http://www.krossover.com> or follow @Krossovr on Twitter.
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