PITTSBURGH – Diamond Kinetics, the market leader in baseball and softball motion technology, announced today the participation of Elysian Park Ventures, a private investment firm based out of New York and Los Angeles, in the latest round of funding.
Elysian Park Ventures joins a strong Diamond Kinetics investor group that currently includes Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman and Principal Owner Bob Nutting, Ryan Howard-led SeventySix Capital, and former Pittsburgh Steeler legend Troy Polamalu, amongst others.
“Elysian Park’s vision for the future of sports and technology is impressive and aligns very well with our vision,” said Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron. “We’re excited to be partnering with the Elysian Park Ventures team as we continue to drive forward future products and innovations in the baseball and softball technology industry,” said Handron.
Founded by the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Elysian Park Ventures has a portfolio of over 35 leading companies cross-cutting the intersection of sports and technology. This includes a special focus on sports performance and youth sports.
Elysian Park also operates the Global Sports Venture Studio in partnership with R/GA, bringing together industry leaders, sports brands and leagues from around the world to drive the launch of new, disruptive innovations and help shape the future of the industry.
Founded by Dr. William Clark and C.J. Handron, Diamond Kinetics provides cutting-edge tools, technology, and training content to coaches, parents, and players, with the ultimate goal of helping every player improve, develop their skills, and have more fun playing the games of baseball and softball.
Diamond Kinetics’ tech-enabled products, including the SwingTracker sensors and PitchTracker ‘smart’ balls, are used some of the biggest names in baseball. Industry partners include USA Baseball, Perfect Game, Marucci, Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth League, PONY Baseball and Softball and top collegiate baseball and softball teams from all over the U.S.
About Elysian Park Ventures
Elysian Park is a private investment firm created by the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs operating at the intersection of sports, technology, and entertainment. Learn more at elysianpark.ventures.
About Diamond Kinetics
Founded in 2013, Diamond Kinetics enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun.
We are the market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment. We do this leveraging an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and our love for the game.