Something interesting is happening in sports analytics in Ireland. In the last two years we have seen a flurry of start-ups in the field including RugbySmarts, Fulltime Analytics, Outputs Sports and Trojan Track.
Established players are on the up. Dublin based sports analytics company Kitman Labs raised $52 million in a Series C funding round last year, while Irish sports-tech company Orreco doubled its workforce with a €3m investment led by True Ventures, the first institutional backer of FitBit and Pelleton.
As part of the establishment of a new global Rugby Centre of Excellence in Limerick city, Stats Perform has just announced 100 new full and part time roles at its EMEA base in the county.
Read Noel’s full editorial in the Irish Times