Jordan Fliegel is an entrepreneur and early-stage technology investor. He is Founder, President & Chairman of CoachUp.com, the national leader in the sports coaching industry. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and features over 13,000 private coaches and trainers nation-wide, who conduct hundreds of in-person 1on1 and group training sessions every day, in everything from basketball, soccer and football, to yoga, fitness and dance. In building CoachUp, Mr. Fliegel partnered with NBA superstar Stephen Curry, who serves as CoachUp’s Lead Spokesman, along with CoachUp Ambassadors such as NFL Super Bowl winner Julian Edelman, NBA star Nerlens Noel, and NHL Legend Cam Neely. CoachUp’s management team includes the former CMO of the Princeton Review, and the former SVP of Product & Engineering at Kayak.com.
Backed by nearly $10M in venture funding, the 25+ employee company has won numerous awards, including being named one of America’s top 30 “startups to watch” by Entrepreneur, and has been featured hundreds of times in television and print across prominent outlets such as LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Fox & Friends, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Time, Fast Company, and USA Today.
Mr. Fliegel is passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting the startup ecosystem, and is active as an investor, mentor, and advisor to other startups and accelerators. He is Co-founder & General Manager of Bridge Boys, a micro seed-stage technology fund with over 30 investments to date, serves as Co-Chair of Funding at Mass Challenge (the world’s largest startup competition), as a Mentor at the Boston Techstars accelerator program, and as a frequent lecturer at business schools such as Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Clark and Northeastern.
In 2014, Mr. Fliegel wrote his first book: Reaching Another Level: How Private Coaching Transforms the Lives of Professional Athletes, Weekend Warriors, and the Kids Next Door.
Mr. Fliegel was named to the Inc. “30 under 30” list in 2015, to the Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list in 2014, and was a Semi-finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2015.
Personal: A dual US/Israeli citizen, Jordan earned a B.A. in Government & Philosophy from Bowdoin College, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. Before his entrepreneurial career, he played professional basketball in Israel and Europe.