Published On: Sun, May 12th, 2013

FTBpro soccer fans site raises $5.8 million

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/ By Ilan Shavit /

Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures have backed the fan-generated football content platform

football fans site FTBpro has raised $5.8 million from Battery Ventures andGemini Israel Ventures. The company is the world’s largest fan-generated media platform for online football and provides daily articles in English, Spanish, German and Italian. The company said it will use the proceeds to expand into “key geographical markets.”

 

FTBpro, which was founded by CEO Asaf Peled has 1, 000 regular contributors, generating over 200 daily articles in English, Spanish, German and Italian. , has 20 million pageviews every month. The platform enables fans to write and share their views with millions of fellow football fans. Content popularity is determined by readers who rank articles, and by FTBpro’s editors ensure the highest quality writing, topics and opinions.

 

FTBpro allowing contributors, as well as media, its utilize FTBpro’s templates to create interactive content, which incorporates match predictions, player rankings videos, team line-ups, images, slideshows and more.

Asaf Peled said to “Globes: “Our mission, via the FTBpro platform, is to enable every football fan the ability to express their views and passions in a seamless, widespread and professional manner, using the market’s most advanced content generation tools and distribution. The versatile and interactive content adds a cutting edge, rich and complementing dimension to the experience available to football fans.”

 

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