Scottish mobile ticketing and fan engagement firm Fanbase has secured £500,000 of funding as it attempts to expand across the UK sports sector and into the US sports market.
Fanbase was set up by Alasdair and Michael Crawley in 2019 to offer sports clubs mobile ticketing, membership and subscription services, as well as content for fans.
The brothers intend to use the seed funding to expand Fanbase across the UK and into the US sports market.
Fanbase aims to diversify from football and hopes to include other sports including rugby, netball and cricket.
The Scottish technology firm received funding from numerous high-profile investors in the latest investment round with former South African rugby union international Bob Skinstad backing the Scottish start-up.
Other new investors include social media pioneer Steve Pankhurst and colleague Tim Ward of Friends Reunited.
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