Iker Casillas He put an end to his sports career on August 4, 2020, defending the jersey of the porto From Portugal. And from that moment he bega
Iker Casillas He put an end to his sports career on August 4, 2020, defending the jersey of the porto From Portugal. And from that moment he began to interact and grow his facet as an entrepreneur and investor. The former goalkeeper Spanish selection and the real Madrid began investing in startups through “sportboost”, your accelerator.
After celebrating the first anniversary of his company and celebrating having invested €1.2 million in ideas that mix sport and technology, boxes goes for more The startups that have managed to receive part of this investment have been selected after analyzing more than 600 projects, of which 60% were ideas originating from outside Spain.
The main companies that received investment from the company led by Iker Casillas are: Idoven, Kognia, Fly-Fut, Indya, Kamleon, Clupik and Draftea. This demonstrates that “sportboost” has decided to invest both in startups related to health, “Fantasy”, tactical analysis and other technologies applied to sport, as well as nutrition, biotechnology and the digitization of sports entities, according to the site “2PlayBook”.
A detail to highlight about the company Iker Casillas is that among its most outstanding alliances is the one signed with The league to carry out the launch of a global project for the promotion of technological startups. The objective is to offer job opportunities to athletes and former athletes, in addition to guaranteeing visibility, financing and projection for companies.
Finally, it is also important to show that Iker Casillas He has carried out a large number of projects with other athletes, such as: Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant, Xavi Hernández and even Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The growth of SportBoost in just one year of life has been vertiginous. For the second year of life, we will try to consolidate ourselves as one of the accelerators in the world of sports without changing our initial objective, which is to help entrepreneurs break through in very competitive markets”said Iker Casillas.