Tag Archives: Mark Locke

NBA confirms data deals with Genius Sports and Sportradar

Sportradar and Genius Sports have become the NBA’s first betting data partners in the US, with both gaining non-exclusive rights to distribute official NBA betting data to the country’s licensed sports betting operators. Commencing at the start of the upcoming NBA season, Genius Sports and Sportradar will work closely with the NBA to ensure those who choose to bet on sports legally have …

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Growth hungry Genius Sports begins Apax journey

Sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports Group begins a new era under the ownership of US multinational private equity firm Apax Partners. This afternoon, Mark Locke Chief Executive and enterprise co-founder of Genius Sports confirmed that Apax had completed its acquisition. “With the acquisition now complete, we are eager to put our growth plans into action and embark …

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Apax acquires Genius Sports targeting global sports data domination

US multi-national private equity firm Apax Partners has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire leading sports data and media distribution firm Genius Sports Group. A proven PE investor in technology and telecom enterprises (King.com, Orange, Aptos), Apax confirms that it has agreed to acquire Genius Sports outright from ‘founders, management, funds advised by Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) plus other …

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NCAA and Genius Sports link-up in PASPA aftermath

Genius Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have announced a “landmark initiative,” which is designed to transform the digital collection and distribution of intercollegiate sports data, following SCOTUS’ landmark decision on PASPA. Further to its development, promotional, and technical support for data software, Genius Sports is to also serve as the NCAA’s exclusive agent in licensing real-time official …

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Genius Sports forms FACEIT partnership boosting ‘Esports Championship Series’ fan engagement & integrity safeguards

Sports data and media rights supplier Genius Sports continues to expand its presence within the burgeoning eSports market, by confirming that it has agreed a partnership with leading competitive gaming platform FACEIT. FACEIT operators of the ‘Esports Championship Series’ (ECS) will integrate Genius Sports data and analytics platform provisions to monitor ECS fan engagement and interaction and further safeguard its …

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Genius Sports extends global reach with trio of office openings

Following a period of commercial growth, sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports has announced that it will open support offices in Los Angeles (USA), Medellin (Colombia) and Vilnius (Lithuania). Confirming its new international offices, Genius Sports governance stated that its investment would help grow the firm’s presence in over a dozen countries worldwide. Choosing its locations for international …

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Genius Sports appoints Steve Burton as integrity and governance director

Sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports has strengthened its leadership team by confirming the appointment of Steve Burton as Director of Integrity, Governance & Sports Partnerships. Burton joins Genius Sports from London specialist sports law firm Couchmans LLP, where he served as Head of Sports Data (2009-2016). Part of the Genius Sports executive team, Burton will lead the …

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Betgenius completes brand overhaul

Sports betting and lottery operators data driven software provider Betgenius has unveiled a new website and logo as part of a brand overhaul. The London-headquartered company, which also has offices in Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark and Lithuania, was recently part of a merger with Sporting Pulse International to create new parent company Genius Sports. Following the merger, Betgenius has been given a new, modern …

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Genius Sports’ Mark Locke discusses sports integrity with Washington Congress

Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke has been invited to discuss how advancements in technology can help to protect the integrity of sports at a Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on May 11, 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT) fact-finding hearing, entitled “Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues and Perspectives,” will receive testimony from industry experts on …

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SIS & Genius Sports form Spanish football data partnership

Betting solutions supplier SIS has confirmed that it has entered a partnership with betting insights and intelligence provider Genius Sports for the distribution of in-play data for Spanish football. Through its new partnership with SIS, Genius Sports will be allowed to capture betting data on Spanish football matches including La Liga and further matches sanctioned by the Liga de Futbol …

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