leAD Sports Accelerator

leAD Sports Accelerator

The leAD Sports Accelerator is the seed for innovative products, services and business models in the realm of sports. We invest in visionary ventures around trendsetting sports technology, media, entertainment, management, and lifestyle. Click to learn more about our accelerator program. 

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leAD Business Builder

leAD Business Builder

The second leAD Sports Accelerator cohort graduated in November 2018. Click on learn more to see the updates from the Business Builder and the portfolio companies. 

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ADvantage  Fund

ADvantage Fund

ADvantage invests in early-stage technology companies aimed at shaping the future of sports. It was launched in early 2018. 

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What we do

leAD has products to take sports startups from ideas to fast-growing companies


Accelerator: Pre-seed - Up to $2mn valuation

We haven't opened our applications for the next cohort yet. In case you are a sports tech startup, you can still submit your pitch deck and we will evaluate it for our other products, the Business Builder or the ADvantage Sports Tech Fund.

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Business Builder: Seed - $2mn to $8mn valuation

The Business Builder team not only provides the direction and guidance for the follow-on investments but also helps the companies tackle tricky issues that come up at the crucial development stage of the startups.

Pitch Portfolio

Fund: Series A companies - $8mn valuation and above

Backed by leAD Sports and global hybrid venture capital platform OurCrowd, ADvantage is a $ 50 million Series A sports tech fund. The aim is to fundamentally change the future of sports by investing in technologies and entrepreneurs.

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Our focus

Three sports tech sub-sectors primed for dynamic growth

Founders & Backers

Creative People Fueled with Passion

The Legacy

leAD, standing for legacy of Adi Dassler, is an initiative of his grandchildren and a marquee shareholder group to build on his legacy of constant sports innovation.