Weplay acquires fantasy sports platform
Weplay, the fastest-growing social media network for coaches, parents and players of youth sports, announced it acquired the exclusive license on the industry’s most robust fantasy sports platform developed by Fastpoint Games. The platform has powered the fantasy sports offerings of major brands including the NBA, NASCAR, FOX Sports TV and Sony.
“This is an important acquisition because it brings the perfect games to our 1.5 million family users who, besides being parents and coaches supporting their kids in sports, often follow the players and stats of the major teams,” said Lane Soelberg, CEO of Weplay. “We have many passionate sports families gathered on Weplay and we remain dedicated to making their shared sports experiences fun. They will be able to create teams and play each other in fantasy leagues, making Weplay not just an important functional platform, but also offering hours of fun competition if not all-out obsession.”
Investors in Fastpoint Games include: Allen & Co., Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide. The platform also has attracted brands such as Us Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, GoDaddy and MySpace.
This entry was written by Ashton Uytengsu, posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:46 am.
Tagged with: Allen & Co • DFJ Dragon • Fastpoint Games • Lane Soelberg • Mission Ventures • Sports Capital Partners Worldwide • WePlay • youth sports