64 Top San Francisco Sports Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Sports companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sports industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Sports Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Skillz

Skillz

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Skillz is a marketplace platform for competition-based mobile games.

Strava

Strava

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Strava is an online network where runners and cyclists can record their activities, compare performance, and compete with their community.

Strava

Forte

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We’re building economic technology for games using blockchain.

Strava

Hone

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Hone is a next-generation platform for live online leadership and management training.

Strava

AllTrails

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AllTrails is a community of 10 million hikers, campers and mountain bikers who share a passion about the outdoors.

Strava

Alt

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Alt is an alternative asset platform that allows people to buy, sell, and store sports cards.

Strava

Gametime

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Gametime sells last-minute tickets to the most popular events in sports, music, and theater.

Strava

Let’s Do This

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Let’s Do This is an online marketplace that features almost every endurance event on the planet.

Strava

Halo Neuroscience

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Halo Neuroscience is a neurotech company focused on using electrical neurostimulation to unlock human performance and treat human disease

Strava

Smash.gg

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Smash.gg provides software to improve the Smash experience for streamers, players, tournament attendees, and spectators.

Strava

Lowkey

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The home for watching and creating short gaming videos

Strava

Athlane

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Athlane facilitates sponsorship and endorsement deals between streamers and brands.

Strava

Bleacher Report

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Bleacher Report is a digital media company based in America, delivering digital media content on sports around the world.

Strava

Swish Analytics

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Swish Analytics operates as machine learning system for sports.

Strava

Blue Wire

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Blue Wire is a hyperlocal sports podcasting network made up of journalists, former athletes, and influential fans.

Strava

StatMuse

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StatMuse is a sports statistics website that allows users to search for players and view customizable statistics.

Strava

GameOn Technology

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Our technology powers intelligent chat applications across multiple platforms for some of the world’s largest brands.

Strava

Gloria

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Gloria is a platform where players can share their videos and get discovered.

Strava

Sleek

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Priority Lane, with one line of code >

Strava

Stitcher

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Stitcher, Inc. develops Stitcher, a mobile application for news and shows.

Strava

Platform Good

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Change platform linking fitness activities to charitable giving for consumers and solving CSR and marketing challenges for companies.

Strava

Liftopia

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Liftopia operates an online and mobile marketplace and provides a technology platform for the ski and mountain activity industry.

Strava

Juked

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Juked’s mission is to build a home where esports community and culture flourish.

Strava

Ryu Games

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Changing the way people make and play mobile games

Strava

Opera Event

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Influencer Infrastructure for Social Media

Strava

The Athletic

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The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry.

Strava

Geer™

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Premier NFTs platform for blue-chip brands

Strava

VULCUN

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The largest prize pools in Fantasy eSports

Strava

Hot Mic

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Hot Mic is a live streaming platform that connects with favorite media personalities to television.

Strava

Hearo.Live – Multiplayer TV

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Hearo is Multiplayer TV. Turn your passive stream into a buzzing, live, social event.

Strava

Balto

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Balto is a platform for fantasy sports league managers to make money from their work.

Strava

Fantex

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Fantex is a financial service company creating a non-correlated asset category with stocks tied to the earnings of professional athletes.

Strava

Zengaming

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Zengaming is a professional and competitive network for gamers.

Strava

The Meta

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Meta is an early-stage eSports services startup developing training modules intended to serve gamers.

Strava

Chat Sports

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Chat Sports is a live sports news network for digital platforms

Strava

ZAR

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Zar develops AI coaching platforms for esport gamers

Strava

Lucid App

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Lucid is an app to help athletes train their mind to improve their athletic ability

Strava

Sports Data Labs, Inc.

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Unlock the Value of Human Data®

Strava

Instabeat

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Instabeat is a swimming technology brand developing the first smart real-time performance monitor that adds-on to swimming goggles.

Strava

LIQUIDSports

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The “Everything” App for Sports

Strava

Gensler

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Gensler is a collaborative design firm that has capabilities in design and architecture across 31 practices.

Strava

ReadyUp

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ReadyUp is the interactive event platform that fuels vibrant game communities by making it easier to find, follow, and join in the action.

Strava

SenseLabs (formerly Neurotopia)

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SenseLabs develops personal sensors to quantify the mental aspects of focus, decision speed, reaction time, and stress regulation.

Strava

eyeCam

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eyeCam, a product design company reinventing human interfacing, eliminates the need for handheld phones w/ 1st wearable smartphone

Strava

HitCheck

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HitCheck is a sideline comprehensive, personalized cognitive-testing app that screens for signs of a concussion in minutes.

Strava

YouStake

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Marketplace for Fans to Invest in their Favorite Players

Strava

WGT Media

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WGT Media develops realistic and engaging online golf and baseball games.

Strava

CoachList, Inc.

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The World’s Leading Sports Instruction & Fitness Marketplace

Strava

DashTag

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DashTag is a Dutch/US sport company that developed the Dash.

Strava

FanCompass

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FanCompass offers a social CRM platform that enables athletic programs to engage fans for data collection and monetization.

Strava

Pelotea Inc.

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Soccer league and team management platform that offers insurance for players.

Strava

Golden State Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California.

Strava

SportStream

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SportsStream offers a second-screen platform for sporting events via tweets, news feeds, photos, stats, and more.

Strava

Brainbuild, Inc.

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Brainbuild is an automated nutrition scheduling system that optimizes the timing of events based on a person’s daily schedule.

Strava

Gameday

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Gameday allows its users to play fantasy sports on Messenger.

Strava

Spitfire Athlete

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Spitfire Athlete is a community and training app for women that offers structured training plans for strength, endurance, and conditioning.

Strava

Find A Game, Inc.

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Helping golf course operators eliminate partially-filled tee times via social- and handicap-relevant invitations.

Strava

Piggybackr

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Piggybackr is passionate about empowering people of all ages and experience levels to achieve their goals.

Strava

PlayerPro

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PlayerPro is a membership-based website that enables users to create a soccer timeline and manage their sports life.

Strava

4D Sight

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Deep video monetization platform.

Strava

VSporto

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Connecting true sports fans with unlimited quality audio content of their favorite teams.

Strava

Hitpost

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Hitpost is an application developer for sports fans that allows fans to connect and compete online.

Strava

FanFactor

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FanFactor is a blockchain based sports fan engagement platform.

Strava

Sidelines

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Sidelines lets users follow their favorite teams and share opinions, photos, videos, and articles with their friends and other fans.

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