Black Lab Sports is a sports-focused venture capital firm.
We invest in founders that are team players and innovators, bold, humble, and calm, with a commitment to solving problems felt by athletes, coaches, and fans.
Between our walls stand a distribution center, media lab, creative collective, and sports performance laboratory. Within this ecosystem, we offer expertise and services that put our companies in a position to go to market, scale quickly, and build lasting value.
Our sport is business, and we play to win.
At Black Lab Sports, we believe the best ideas are generated by doers + thinkers. In the sports industry, that’s players and coaches.
But ideas without informed action are about as valuable as a pre-season ranking. The real magic happens when a group of go-getters—similarly driven but uniquely equipped—join forces to create a dynamic collaboration. Teams achieve what individuals cannot.
Black Lab Sports' strength comes from a committed network of professional athletes and coaches, savvy investors, and successful entrepreneurs, marketers, and operators. We understand the strategic, operational, financial, and market issues that confront today's founders and owners of businesses, and we have decades of first-hand experience building and operating successful businesses to back that up.
Ultimately, we use a collaborative framework and "give first" philosophy to help accelerate the growth of our brands and portfolio companies. This entails providing hands-on strategic, operational, analytical, market development, and financial support as well as access to a talented roster of operational and industry experts.
Unleashing Greatness is at the heart of everything we do. Our central mission at Black Lab Sports is to help unlock an enterprise's full potential, driving superior equity returns for shareholders and enabling managers to attain new, exciting milestones in performance and growth.