Battery, Gemini Israel bring fan-generated sports media platform FTBpro funding to $24m


football-soccer-pitch-goalBattery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures have renewed their commitments to fan-generated sports media platform FTBpro by leading an $18m financing round.

New investors in the round included London-based Dawn Capital and an unnamed Asia-based media investor, the company said.

FTBpro, which is headquartered in London and has offices in Tel Aviv, said it planned to expand to South East Asia following the funding round.

The latest round brings its total outside financing to $24m.

FTBpro serves over 100 million page views and millions of active users every month across web, mobile and social networks, growing by 50 per cent on a quarterly basis.

The company’s media platform is driven by thousands of regular contributors providing hundreds of daily articles in seven different languages.

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