Jordan Fliegel is Managing Director of the Techstars Sports Accelerator, which he launched in 2019, investing $120,000/company in 10 sports startups every year, and providing tremendous resources and support throughout their journey, from in-depth strategic guidance and access to a deep bench of mentors, to introductions to relevant venture investors and strategic partners in the sports space, and perks like $1M in free resources/tools and free office space during the 3 month summer program in Indianapolis. The Accelerator's strong consortium of partners include the Next Level Fund, Indiana Pacers, NCAA, Indiana Sports Corp, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Before launching the accelerator, Jordan was co-CEO of DRAFT (Draft.com or DRAFT in the app & play store), a venture-backed startup in the daily fantasy sports industry, which he sold in 2017 for $48M to Paddy Power Betfair, the publicly traded leader in online gaming.
Before DRAFT, Jordan was Founder and CEO of CoachUp.com, the category leading sports coaching company, backed by $15M in venture-capital, and in partnership with 2X NBA MVP Stephen Curry as the company's lead spokesman.
Jordan spends his free time supporting other founders: he is an angel and/or formal advisor in 50+ startups, and the author of Coaching Up! (Wiley & Sons, 2016, with a forward by NBA star Shane Battier) covering lessons learned in leadership from the locker room to the board room. In 2017 he put together a group that bought a minority double-digit stake in the 4X Australian National Basketball League champion SKYCITY New Zealand Breakers, where he serves as a Board Director.
A dual US/Israeli citizen, and former pro basketball player, Jordan earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Government from Bowdoin College, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. He was awarded Boston Business Journal “40 under 40,” Inc. Magazine “30 under 30” in America, and finalist for New England Entrepreneur of the Year.