You may be getting your sports results on your smartphone from one of the major results providers like ESPN, MLB NFL, but a number of others have appeared in the space. One getting traction and now funding is 365Scores, an online sports notification app. The Tel-Aviv-based startup has today signed a $1.2 million Series A round funding from Cedar Fund, Tal Elyashiv and Shy Datika in order to grow the product.
It has also has passed the 1.5 million installs across web app, browser plugin, Android and iOS apps and released a new version of the app for both Android and iOS. This has added new features including a brand new live score display, better standings information and more social features.
Ami Sirkis, CEO of 365 Scores says with the new funding they plan to expand the platform and add features.
The app lets users follow their favorite teams, athletes, and sports on mobile and get live push notifications that update users about the important moments in a game, and serves news, scores, and photo and video updates. It also pulls in news and updates from local sports news outlets.
By way of contrast, in the UK, a lot of sports fans get their news now from social updates pushed from the startup Sports New Media which feeds to partners running numerous platforms.