More clubs, more funding, and active investors

20th February 2015

Sally Higham

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I love to impart more good news – I like soapbox blogs too, but good news is best!

We are so pleased to welcome Sported on board.  They are a leading Sport for Development Charity and support over 3,000 clubs that use sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.  Their ethos is close to our heart and they said “We are very excited to be able to offer Groop as a solution to some of our clubs, it will enable us to support more of our members than we are able to at the moment and we know that they are in good hands and are receiving additional support from the Groop team, especially if they haven’t got everything they need from a management and governance point of view – and also if they are at an early stage of their journey as a club.”

The second equally good news is that we are delighted to have closed our funding round with the Big Venture Challenge and as a result we now have grant funding and investment to help us scale Groop up.

As I said last time, it brings in talent and expertise as well as money and I am very excited to introduce two very actively involved investors, Mary McKenna and Tim Ramsdale.  Mary is very well known in tech circles, has worked very successfully in the same sectors and has connections your average networker can only dream of.  But, most crucially, Mary has stood in my shoes, and really understands our team work ethic, social focus, passion and belief in what we do.  Tim is also a tech entrepreneur and brings strategic and critical business thinking and creativity to our tech team.  Tim is working hard with us through the tech innovations we are currently developing over the next 2-3 months and we really appreciate that input – a very exciting period of development.