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
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