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An affiliate of NYVC Sports

We are a community of thought leaders in sports and digital who foster innovation and collaboration across industries

 

Founded in 2015 by Jeffrey Volk (Senior Vice President of Business Development at MLB Advanced Media), Deepen Parikh (Partner at Courtside Ventures), Erik Anderson (CEO and Chairman of Topgolf Entertainment Group and President of WestRiver Group), and Jeehae Lee (Director of Business Strategy at Topgolf Media), SFVC Sports seeks to integrate vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities through a curated network of power players -- all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. SFVC Sports is the first expansion community of NYVC Sports, which was founded in 2012 by Volk and Parikh.  

 

Through monthly panels, debates, presentations, business pitches, and other unique events, SFVC Sports provides a regular forum for meaningful networking and open discussions for problem solving and innovation in the sports, digital and entertainment space. Our events are tailored to focus on most relevant areas of the sports and digital space and bring together experts from professional sports leagues, teams, media players and publishers, as well as select entrepreneurs, agencies, private equity investors and venture capitalists, all of whom focus on SF sports and digital.

Our mission is to bring together a curated network of power players in the SF Bay Area’s entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities and collectively address the opportunities and challenges facing the digital and sports marketplaces

WHAT WE DO

We host monthly events covering all areas of the sports and digital marketplace, including:

  • Investment Strategies in Sports, Media, Entertainment

  • Sports-League Partnerships

  • Investment Strategies for Sports Teams

  • Big Data in Sports

  • Explosion of Live Streaming & OTT Models

  • Innovations in Ticketing and Venue Intelligence

  • eSports and Mobile Gaming

  • Content Creation and Distribution

  • Daily Fantasy Gaming

  • Venue safety and activation

OUR FOUNDERS

JEFF
JEFF VOLK
MLBAM Bus Dev exec,
Entrepreneur, innovator, investor, Boston sports fan.

DEEPEN
DEEPEN PARIKH
Entrepreneur, incubator @CourtsideVC, @nextgenangels. Die hard Ravens fan.

ERIK
ERIK ANDERSON
Co-Chair and CEO of
Topgolf Entertainment Group,
President of WestRiver Group

JEEHAE
JEEHAE LEE
Dir. Business Strategy of Topgolf Media,
Golf nerd

 

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Brano
BRANO PERKOVICH
Chief Investment Officer of SF 49ers,
MP of Aurum Partners

YuChiang
YUCHIANG CHENG
President of Topgolf Media,
Entrepreneur, Investor,
SF and Denver sports fan

Bill
BILL SCHLOUGH
Chief Information Officer of SF Giants,
Chairman of SJ Giants,
Olympic enthusiast, Ironman

 

OUR PARTNERS