Snoop Dogg On Why He’s Investing in GameOn
A brand new sports activities dialog app referred to as GameOn has secured an funding from rapper Snoop Dogg, TechCrunch has discovered. The rapper has added onto the seed spherical, which additionally included former NFL gamers Joe Montana and Lawyer Milloy.
Snoop informed TechCrunch that he’s investing within the app as a result of he “loves sports activities” and he thinks it’s a great way to talk concerning the video games. “Followers from everywhere in the world can be a part of me and speak about their favourite groups, greatest performs, and naturally a bunch of trash speak,” stated Snoop.
An enormous Steelers fan, Snoop has already been conducting common group chats on the app through the video games.
“Be a part of my huddle and have an opportunity to talk with the boss,” he stated about Sunday’s upcoming Steelers’ recreation.
The app, obtainable on each iOS and Android, is free and founder and CEO Alex Beckman describes it as “ESPN meets WhatsApp.” Customers can choose their favourite groups to obtain updates on the newest information, and in addition chat with pals or bigger teams concerning the video games in actual-time.
That is “the cellular app for watching sports activities with your folks,” stated Beckman. GameOn launched about 5 months in the past and already has north of one hundred,000 customers.
The app pulls in scores and stats from Sportradar, which additionally has star-studded buyers. There was a little bit of innovation within the sports activities startup area and TechCrunch is partnering with the NFL for our inaugural 1st and Future competitors on Tremendous Bowl Weekend.
This isn’t the primary startup funding for Snoop. He has additionally invested in Reddit, inventory buying and selling app Robinhood, weed supply startup Eaze, and launched his personal marijuana content material startup, Merry Jane, at TechCrunch Disrupt in September.
In relation to his newest funding, Snoop says, “I really like Sports activities, particularly soccer so teaming up with GameOn was solely pure.” Fo shizzle.