Johannes Waldstein

Esports’ Popularity Is Growing, But Attracting Potential Sponsors Remains A Challenge

CEO of FanAI presented at SBJ Sports Marketing Symposium in New York Creating a Competitive Advantage: Leveraging Data to Create a deeper Understanding of Fan Behavior Sports teams are competing for attention, and revenue, in a very crowded entertainment space. And building, and maintaining, relationships with increasingly distracted sports fans is a real challenge. The Holy…

TNL interview with FanAI CEO

TNL Take: Exclusive interview with Johannes Waldstein, Co-Founder of FanAI:   The Next Level: Why did you create FanAI and what was the opportunity you saw in the eSports ecosystem? JW: Our backgrounds are from Google, Facebook and dunnhumby, three of the most data driven companies in the world. Particularly at dunnhumby, where we provided analytics on over 800M…

anAI venture capital seed round

FanAI Secures $1.8 Million Seed Round

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 2017: FanAI Inc., an AI-driven audience monetization platform starting with esports, announced the successful closing of their Series Seed. The round was led by Deepen Parikh of Courtside Ventures and included Greycroft GC Tracker Fund, a new AR, VR, and esports fund, BDS Capital, CRCM Ventures, Sterling.VC, Loot Ventures (Manny Anekal, Dan Porter), Expansion…