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Here is weekly drop of the hottest news from sports, gaming, media, fitness, and technology. Two of the hottest consumer companies raised new funding at 3X their prior valuations, Dapper Labs did it in only 3 weeks and Clubhouse in 3 months. Esports organizations grabbed new capital with raises from OverActive Media and GenE. Athletes continue to buy into pro teams, with DWade and Beast Mode the latest participants.

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Dapper Labs Raises at $7.5Bn
Dapper Labs, the makers of NBA Top Shot, have capitalized on their red hot product with a new capital raise at $7.5BN valuation. This comes only three weeks after the company raised $305MM at a valuation of $2.6Bn.
Clubhouse Closes Series C
Only three months after their last capital raise, Clubhouse closed a Series C at a $4Bn valuation. This 3X increase comes amid a large number of knockoffs from big social media platforms.
The Future of Tracking Devices
Brian Zwerner reports on the future of tracking devices. He thinks that evolving offerings in this space will change the future of health and fitness in a meaningful positive way.
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Tech news, capital raises, and more
🚀 Zoom launches $100MM for new app store read
🏋ī¸ Nobull crossfit apparel raises at $500MM valuation here
đŸŽĨ ​Plex scores $50MM funding for streaming details
🕹ī¸ OverActive Media closes $40MM for esports more
đŸ“ē Minute Media gets $40MM to grow Players Tribune and more read
🍐 Pearpop brings in $16MM for social marketplace details
😎 Avatar social network Itsme grabs $15.2MM more
🎮 Generation Esports closes $10.8MM Series A read
đŸ–ŧī¸ ​Mark Cuban leads investment in CryptoSlam for NFT data here
⚾ Waud Capital buys TeamSnap in youth sports space more
💆 ​Therabody buys PowerDot for $34MM details
👨‍đŸ’ŧ Zwerner on having an ask ready when networking read

Athletes in the News
💰 Durant wins big on Coinbase IPO read
🏀 DWade joins Utah Jazz ownership group here
âšŊ Marshawn Lynch buys into Oakland soccer club read
🏈 Aaron Rodgers and partner launch IMDB for athlete info details
🏒 NHL Coyotes and ASU launch sports tech competition more
⚾ MN Twins start new accelerator with TechStars details
đŸšŦ Carmelo backs cannabis brand Leune in $5MM raise here

Highlighting Diversity in Tech
👩‍đŸ’ŧ Women-led Leo AR raises $3MM for 3D object marketplace details
🏀 Black-led Athlytic works to get college athletes paid more
đŸ”Ļ Spotlight on kids edutainment startup Healthy Hip Hop read
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