Spokane, WA startup backed by ex-NBA players raises cash for real-time high school sports scoring app

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire

Real-time scoring is commonplace in pro and college sports. But many high school teams across the U.S. still rely on pen and paper to record game results and other statistics.

Scorebook Live is looking to modernize this process with technology. The startup, originally founded in San Diego and now headquartered in Spokane, Wash., just raised $450,000 from existing investor Cowles Company, which owns The Spokesman-Review, several TV stations, and has investments in other Pacific Northwest startups like Zipwhip, Phytelligence, and SheerID.

Scorebook Live, which counts ex-NBA players like Jerry Stackhouse and former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison as investors, is somewhat like an ESPN for high school sports, with a focus on scoring. Its platform lets high school football and basketball teams record stats and play-by-play information that is accessible in real-time and after games via the Scorebook Live app, which is used by coaches, players, athletic directors, media partners, fans, and others. There is also an auto-generated recap story and player of the game selection after each game, while league standings and stat leaders are immediately updated on Scorebook Live.


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