Belfast sports tech firm Pitchbooking secures £250,000 investment

  • Belfast-based sports tech company Pitchbooking has managed to achieve investment of £250,000 in order to help the company become market leader in sports facility management.

    The UK has hundreds of sports facilities available to the public, but finding a space to book for a sporting event can be a great deal of work phoning around various venues and negotiating different rates. That's where Pitchbooking comes in, with its new platform that provides greater access to sports facilities for the public whilst streamlining the facility owner’s internal processes.

    The business is situated in the Ormeau Baths building in Belfast and was spawned by three lifelong school friends Chris McCann, Shea O’Hagan and Fearghal Campbell. The firm has managed to facilitate over 15,000 sports sessions so far with clients including Oxford City Council, and has just secured a £250,000 investment to grow its platform and become market leader in the sports facility management space.

    The new investment will enable business growth for the sports tech firm not only in Belfast and the UK but in the rest of the world. The investment was led by local investment firm Aurient Ltd and comes with the support of Techstart Ventures and Co-Fund NI, managed by Clarendon Fund Managers.

    "Before Pitchbooking, finding a place to play meant the time and frustration of hopeful phone calls, booking slips and outdated payment methods. Facility managers, on the other hand, are too often caught in a painful administrative tangle of enquiries, invoices, double-bookings and other such headaches. Many also don’t have the time or resources to promote their facilities to the wider public," explained Shea O’Hagan CEO of Pitchbooking.

    Source: Pitchbooking Press Release

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