Investing in people that change the game.

About

Ryan Sports Ventures was formed to expand the family’s investments in sports across three key verticals: technology, properties, and media. We invest behind exceptional builders and entrepreneurs in businesses with large addressable markets. Through our collective expertise, experience and network, we add differentiated value and assist founders in achieving their goals.

Ryan Sports Ventures is the sports investment arm of the Chicago-based Ryan family. For over thirty years, the Ryan family has built a broad sports portfolio including interests in the Chicago Bears, Penske Corporation, and several leading sports technology funds.

Ryan Sports Ventures is the sports investment arm of the Chicago-based Ryan family. For over thirty years, the Ryan family has built a broad sports portfolio including interests in the Chicago Bears, Penske Corporation, and several leading sports technology funds.

Team

The team at Ryan Sports Ventures includes seasoned operators, technologists, and brand builders with significant sports industry experience. We are first and foremost investors but operators at heart with a genuine interest in helping our portfolio companies reach their next level of growth.

To companies and founders, we bring operational experience, subject matter expertise, a broad portfolio of interconnected investments, and an extensive sports industry network.

Meet The Partners

Investment Committee

Approach

We are builders and not strictly investors. We will be your growth partners across each stage of our investment to help scale and grow your business.

Operating Experience

We will leverage our experience and develop actionable strategic plans to maximize your success.

Industry Expertise

Our deep industry connections and experience provide a strategic edge to all Ryan Sports Ventures portfolio companies.

Network Impact

Access to the rest of our portfolio companies, network, brands, family offices, investment groups, and industry contacts.

We focus on three key verticals within sports: technology, properties and content & media.

Technology

Technology and data are playing an ever-increasing role in the way that sports are performed and consumed. We focus on novel products that impact athletic performance and fan engagement at scale.

Properties

Teams, leagues, and competitions serve as the central platforms around which Ryan Sports Ventures investments come to life. Properties are core to our thesis and serve as the backbone of the family's investment history in sports.

Content & Media

With modern media becoming increasingly fragmented, we place significant value on compelling content alongside the development of engaged audiences. We understand modern consumption and monetization trends and prioritize engagement over pure reach.

Portfolio

We are builders and not strictly investors. We will be your growth partners across each stage of our investment to help scale and grow your business.

ADvantage

ADvantage unites a strategic and global network across sports, fitness and gaming

AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club competing in the English Premier League

Boost

BOOST is a comprehensive ecosystem for fan engagement and commerce

FC Lorient

FC Lorient is a professional football club competing in Ligue 1

Future

Future inspires and engages people in lifelong health, one session at a time

InCrowd

InCrowd connects and optimizes digital touchpoints to create unrivaled fan experiences

Infinite Athlete

Infinite Athlete’s tech powers products made and used by the biggest players in the game

Just Women's Sports

Just Women’s Sports is the leading media platform dedicated exclusively to women’s sports

Mustard

Mustard provides real-time analytics and instruction from the best coaches and athletes

Playermaker

Playermaker empowers soccer players to track their technical and physical performance

Quintar

Quintar is expanding the boundaries of augmented reality in sports entertainment

Sportable

Sportable’s technology measures sporting action down to the finest detail

Tagboard

Tagboard is an audience experience platform designed to produce the most engaging content

Will Ventures

Will Ventures are early-stage teammates for consumer, health, and media startups

ADvantage

ADvantage unites a strategic and global network across sports, fitness and gaming

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AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club competing in the English Premier League

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Boost

BOOST is a comprehensive ecosystem for fan engagement and commerce

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FC Lorient

FC Lorient is a professional football club competing in Ligue 1

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Future

Future inspires and engages people in lifelong health, one session at a time

Visit Website
InCrowd

InCrowd connects and optimizes digital touchpoints to create unrivaled fan experiences

Visit Website
Infinite Athlete

Infinite Athlete’s tech powers products made and used by the biggest players in the game

Visit Website
Just Women's Sports

Just Women’s Sports is the leading media platform dedicated exclusively to women’s sports

Visit Website
Mustard

Mustard provides real-time analytics and instruction from the best coaches and athletes

Visit Website
Playermaker

Playermaker empowers soccer players to track their technical and physical performance

Visit Website
Quintar

Quintar is expanding the boundaries of augmented reality in sports entertainment

Visit Website
Sportable

Sportable’s technology measures sporting action down to the finest detail

Visit Website
Tagboard

Tagboard is an audience experience platform designed to produce the most engaging content

Visit Website
Will Ventures

Will Ventures are early-stage teammates for consumer, health, and media startups

Visit Website