MyNextRun Raises €500K To Help Runners Find Events

All of a sudden everyone shifted to Sports with about every other brand designing and releasing some form with wearables jam-packed into every sneaker shoe, pant, sports bra or anywhere else that you think of and all of them promise to boost your athletic performance in some way,shape or form and if not today then over the long run. What happened to the millenials “Right Here, Right Now” motto ? The only new sports invention I am interested in is that tech powered tennis racket… NOW that is results that you can see right away and any product that delivers what it promises RIGHT NOW deserves a little more action from the press than it is currently getting. This racket is going to change TENNIS forever because starting next year all the tennis players on the tour will be allowed to use this game optimizing tennis racket machine to see which racket will win ( well, i guess you can also say physical stamina will still have a small role in deciding which player will oust the other)…
Now come to think of it I wonder if there is an application similar to Sportscenter already released in the US , please leave the the names of any innovative start-ups or inventions / projects happening in the sports world. 🙂

TechCrunch

What is it about Finnish startups and fitness? We’ve recently covered Sportsetter, an app that lets you discover different fitness experiences, and HeiaHeia, the corporate wellness platform — both companies that hail from Finland. Today another Finnish startup, MyNextRun, which helps runners discover and signup for running events, has raised a new round of funding.

The Helsinki-based company has raised €500,000 from Andy Phillipps (Investor & Chairman of YPlan, founder of Active Hotels/Booking.com), Moaffak Ahmed (Investor of Next Games & Nosto), Juha Lindfors and AJP Holding (Investors of Moves App).

Existing investors, including Reaktor Polte, Dreadnought Finance and the Finnish taxpayer-funded funding agency Tekes, also participated in the round, bringing total raised by MyNextRun to €1 million.

Founded towards the end of 2010 when co-founders Sami Granfors, Emma Huovinen and Tatu Mäkiläa spotted a need for a single place online where runners could find and register for…

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