leAD SPORT1 Accelerator
PASSION FOR SPORTS

leAD SPORT1 Accelerator

The leAD SPORT1 Accelerator invests in visionary ventures around trendsetting sports tech, media, entertainment, management, and lifestyle.

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leAD Business Builder
PASS IT ON!

leAD Business Builder

The Business Builder invests in startups coming out of the Accelerator and provides direction and guidance for follow-on investments. 

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ADvantage Fund
WHATEVER IT TAKES

ADvantage Fund

The ADvantage Sports Tech Fund invests in early-stage technology companies aimed at shaping the future of sports. It was launched in early 2018. 

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OUR ECOSYSTEM

What we do.

leAD takes sports tech startups from an idea to Series A

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Pre-seed - Up to $2M valuation

We've closed applications for the leAD SPORT1 Accelerator Class of 2019. In case you are a sports tech startup, you can still send us your pitch deck. We'll get in touch when applications are open.

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Seed - $2M to $8M valuation

The leAD Business Builder team provides direction and guidance for the follow-on investments and helps the companies tackle tricky issues that come up at the crucial development stage of the startups.

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Series A - $8M valuation and above

ADvantage is the first truly global sports tech fund. The $50M Series A fund aims to fundamentally change the future of sports by investing in technologies and entrepreneurs.

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About leAD

Our numbers.

1500

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Applications

24

Portfolio companies

66

Countries

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Invested capital

1500

+

Applications

24

Portfolio companies

66

Countries

$

66

M

Invested capital

The three verticals

What we look for.

After reviewing hundreds of investment opportunities, we have identified three sports tech sectors primed for growth.

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Founders & Backers.

leAD is backed by an exclusive circle of international top investors with a strong foothold in the sports industry.

Andrew White

Andrew White

Chairman at leAD

Horst Bente

Horst Bente

Co-Founder & Board Member at leAD

Christoph Sonnen

Christoph Sonnen

Co-Founder & CEO at leAD, Partner at ADvantage

Our inspiration

The Legacy.

leAD is an initiative of his grandchildren and a marquee shareholder group to build on his legacy of constant sports innovation. 

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