(Left to right) Sorare employee Pierre Duperrin with cofounders Adrien Montfort and Nicolas Julia

  • Blockchain fantasy soccer startup Sorare just netted $4 million in a funding round backed by Seedcamp and German striker Andre Schurrle.
  • Schurrle told Business Insider he was “immediately impressed” by founders Nicolas Julia and Adrien Montfort, and that he will be “helping them along the journey” to build their card-based game.
  • In 2019, the global fantasy sport market was valued at around $18 billion, according to analysts at Market Watch – and is expected to almost double to $43 billion by 2026. 
  • We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Sorare used to bring on Schurrle, Seedcamp, and others on board. 
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Fantasy soccer startup Sorare just raised $4 million in a funding round backed by Seedcamp and German striker Andre Schurrle. 

Founded in 2018, Paris-based Sorare lets players collect and trade limited-edition cards of their favorite players, and compete with other users. It has officially licensed cards for almost 2,000 professional soccers players from Europe, the US, and Asia.

The global fantasy sport market was valued at around $18 billion in 2019, according to analysts at Market Watch, and is expected to almost double in size to $43 billion by 2026. 

Check out our exclusive copy of Sorare’s pitch deck below:

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