Part five now of venture capital and/or angel investors with a deep interest in the Metaverse powered by the Metaverse Insider. In case you missed the first instalment in the series, here is the link to it.
1. Sapphire Sport
Sapphire Sport invests in early-stage technology companies powering the next generation of consumers. The digital age is rapidly accelerating how brands foster passionate communities — that’s why Sapphire Sport works with founders and visionaries across sports, media, gaming, fintech, health, and human performance who want to build a more connected world and ultimately, shape the lifestyles of tomorrow’s consumers.
Bringing together investors with long histories of building and monetizing loyal and passionate communities, its LPs offer the capital and industry-defining experience of premier global sporting, media and lifestyle brands, including City Football Group, owners of English Premier League champions Manchester City; owners and investors from major U.S. sports franchises — NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL, and MLS — as well as strategic entertainment organizations, family offices and institutional investors.
Founded in 2018, Sapphire Sport is led by CEO and Partner Nino Marakovic and Jai Das, who is President and Partner.
Its Web3 portfolio includes the companies Blockdaemon and FalconX.
2. Waterbridge Capital
Founded in 2000, Waterbridge Capital is a prominent private equity firm based in New York City which targets real estate investments in core-plus, value-added or opportunistic properties in the office, retail, hotel and multifamily sectors, as well as a variety of opportunities in companies at various stages of development in the medical, technological, consumer and Metaverse sectors.
Led by CEO Avi Rosen, Waterbridge identifies, acquires and adds value to under-performing assets and generates significant returns for investors and partners.
3. XT Ventures
XT Ventures is a venture capital firm investing at the intersection of sport, fitness, wellness, and health, an integrated community primed to take advantage of emerging technologies such as Web3, Blockchain, NFTs, the Metaverse together with AI, IoT, Machine Learning and 5G.
By supporting its portfolio companies, XT Ventures will provide the funds and its investors with an opportunity to shape the future.
Based in Sydney. Australia, XT Ventures was founded in 2021 and is led by Managing Partner Craig Lambert and is proud to invest in great founders and innovative technologies with both high growth potential and global appeal.