Fantasy Football is great, but hey, you’ve been doing it the same way for so long and should consider spicing things up. The fresh company, SidePrize, is helping you do just that. Their Fantasy add-ons allow you to easily add new types of competition and payment into the mix.
The startup is one of the first companies in the LA Dodgers Accelerator that is run by the Dodgers and premiere advertising agency R/GA. Adam Wexler, CEO, talks to LA TechWatch about the experience with the accelerator program and how SidePrize ensures winners get paid and friendships get saved.
Give us a brief description of your company.
SidePrize raises the stakes in your fantasy league
What’s the size of the market you are attacking?
$7.7B Season-Long Fantasy Market
What’s the business model?
SidePrize takes a small transaction fee from the peer-to-peer challenges.
What kind of traction have you achieved since joining the Accelerator?
We successfully launched five integrations with season-long fantasy football providers and have been on boarding new users every day.
What was the experience like working with the Dodgers organization?
The Dodgers possess an exhaustive network in the sports world, and we were grateful for the opportunities to engage an impressive group of mentors they assembled.
What was the experience like working with R/GA?
Having an internationally acclaimed agency like R/GA was an incredible resource for a startup like SidePrize. We’ve already re-skinned our application and user onboarding, and we look forward to implementing much of their copy suggestions as well.
What was your favorite part about being in LA?
You can feel the local tech scene growing around us. Between the lifestyle opportunities and emerging tech community, it was great for our Atlanta-based team to experience a new, exciting environment.
What’s the one thing about your company/progress that you’d like to announce to the world?
The NFL season might be winding down, but SidePrize is just kicking in gear. We make sure the fantasy season remains interesting for you throughout the course of the season, but if you’ve already moved onto fantasy basketball, you’re in luck: SidePrize is available across a number of season-long fantasy basketball providers.