When Andy Roddick suggests something, Lindsay Davenport listens. And now SwingVision has two high-profile investors in the simple service that uses a single iPhone to provide match video and highlights, stats and real-time line calling.
“When Andy talks, I tend to listen a little more,” Davenport tells me. “He was telling me about the features.” It was that range of features that prompted Davenport to join Roddick, Alison Riske, Rohan Bopanna and James Blake from the tennis world and a mix of business folks as investors in SwingVision, which announced a $6 million Series A financing round as it plans to build out tournament-grade officiating and remote coaching.
Founded in 2019 by Teslaveteran Swupnil Sahai and Richard Hsu, SwingVision uses an AI-powered app to turn video captured from a users’ iPhone or iPad camera into stats, highlights and officiating. While the original plan kicked off as a Strava for tennis, a way for recreational players to track stats and shots, Sahai, now CEO, tells me that the video portion of the app quickly became the most popular element.
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