Will Ventures

Will Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that leverages the power of sport to change the world. The reach, demands and allure of the sports market make it an ideal proving ground for innovations that will scale beyond the category. That’s why Will Ventures is the first venture firm to use sports as a lens to identify novel technologies in large, adjacent markets.

Isaiah Kacyvenski

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Kris Martin

Principal

Alexis Nicolia

Investor, Director of Fund Operations

Brian Reilly

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

29 past transactions

Looped

Seed Round in 2021
Looped is a virtual events platform, powering the future of live entertainment.

Playfull, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Playfull tracks a gamer’s performance across several popular Esports games and sends them personalized, relevant rewards for meaningful achievements and wins. Playfull synthesizes gameplay data, demographic data, and redemption data to train a proprietary rewards engine to deliver the perfect reward to players at the perfect moment.
Liteboxer Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures a hardware solution for boxing workouts. It offers Liteboxer that enables boxers to indicate when and where they should punch throughout their workout; track their striking power and accuracy during each workout; and sync each light to the beat of the music for creating engaging workouts. The company sells its products online. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Fitbiomics

Venture Round in 2020
FitBiomics™ is a sports biotechnology company spinning out of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Fitbiomics utilizes next-generation sequencing to understand what makes elite athletes unique.

Candy.com

Series A in 2021
Candy.com is a new internet candy retailer and will service the growing demand for consumers to find their favorite bulk, gourmet, and gift confectionary products with great service, a unique and social shopping experience, competitively priced products, and expedited shipping.

Armored Things Inc.

Series A in 2021
Armored Things is a Boston-based startup building a predictive incident and emergency response platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep people safe in large shared spaces like schools, stadiums, and streets. Our software solution integrates with IoT and mobile devices and data already present in these environments to quickly identify and comprehensively respond to cyber-physical threats and attacks.

Breathwrk, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Breathwrk, Inc. develops and operates a breathing exercises related guidance application. The company’s mobile application offers science-backed breathing exercises for mental and physical wellness and promotes breath work to help users reduce anxiety, sleep disorders, athletic performance issues, low energy, excess stress, panic attacks, a racing mind at night, lack of focus, and bliss. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Venice, California.

Ao1 Solutions Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Ao1 Solutions Inc., doing business as Player's Health, develops health risk management platform for sports, fitness, and wellness sectors. The company offers a suite of products providing risk management and insurance services for sports organizations, camps, fitness and wellness organizations, and education and faith-based organizations. It offers Circle Care, an abuse reporting software; PH Protect, an abuse and misconduct reporting software; PH Clear, a background check service provider platform; PH Rehab, an injury reporting and management software; PH Assessment, a health and safety score platform; PH Tourney Care, a tournament risk management platform with on-demand athletic trainers services; and PH Cover, an insurance services platform for the sports organization. The company also offers risk and compliance services; and establishes protocols to mitigate risks. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Breathwrk, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Breathwrk, Inc. develops and operates a breathing exercises related guidance application. The company’s mobile application offers science-backed breathing exercises for mental and physical wellness and promotes breath work to help users reduce anxiety, sleep disorders, athletic performance issues, low energy, excess stress, panic attacks, a racing mind at night, lack of focus, and bliss. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Venice, California.

Armored Things Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Armored Things is a Boston-based startup building a predictive incident and emergency response platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep people safe in large shared spaces like schools, stadiums, and streets. Our software solution integrates with IoT and mobile devices and data already present in these environments to quickly identify and comprehensively respond to cyber-physical threats and attacks.

Jock MKT

Venture Round in 2019
Jock MKT is a fantasy gaming platform where users can make real money – every minute, every second, of every game. Jock MKT allows users to buy and sell shares of athletes in real time.

Jock MKT

Series A in 2021
Jock MKT is a fantasy gaming platform where users can make real money – every minute, every second, of every game. Jock MKT allows users to buy and sell shares of athletes in real time.

Player’s Health

Series A in 2019
Player’s Health is an insurance agency that protects athletes and sports organizations with a unique risk management platform. To do this, they use an interactive mobile and web-based platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games. This promotes real-time communication between coaches and parents to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes. Their HIPAA compliant interface simplifies the flow of youth athlete health information between coach, parent, and healthcare provider. Player’s Health fosters a personalized network of care for each youth athlete.

Liteboxer Technologies, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Liteboxer Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures a hardware solution for boxing workouts. It offers Liteboxer that enables boxers to indicate when and where they should punch throughout their workout; track their striking power and accuracy during each workout; and sync each light to the beat of the music for creating engaging workouts. The company sells its products online. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Rupie Network

Venture Round in 2020
Rupie is an AI driven, community-focused talent-gig matching platform for building video games. Whether you are an individual or a full studio, Rupie will connect you to vetted talent/gigs, give accurate cost and time projections, as well as facilitate project negotiation/coordination. We handle all the back office legwork so you can focus on doing what you do best: creating incredible game experiences.”

Skills Annex Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Skills Annex Inc. doing business as The Skills, provides online sports education services. It offers The Skills, an online platform for teaching educational content in the areas of football, volleyball, tennis, snowboarding, and swimming. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Manhattan Beach, California.

Armored Things Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Armored Things is a Boston-based startup building a predictive incident and emergency response platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep people safe in large shared spaces like schools, stadiums, and streets. Our software solution integrates with IoT and mobile devices and data already present in these environments to quickly identify and comprehensively respond to cyber-physical threats and attacks.

Aktivate

Seed Round in 2021
Aktivate provides a SaaS based tecnology platform for K-12 schools to manage and fund scholastic sports. The system features administration and engagement tools to bring together student-athletes, their families, schools, and valued partners.

Custom Club LLC

Private Placement in 2020
Custom Club LLC is based in the United States.

Player’s Health

Series C in 2022
Player’s Health is an insurance agency that protects athletes and sports organizations with a unique risk management platform. To do this, they use an interactive mobile and web-based platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games. This promotes real-time communication between coaches and parents to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes. Their HIPAA compliant interface simplifies the flow of youth athlete health information between coach, parent, and healthcare provider. Player’s Health fosters a personalized network of care for each youth athlete.

Impact Biosystems

Seed Round in 2021
Impact Biosystems is a developer and creator of adaptive hardware and software solutions for people in the health and fitness space. The company offers hardware connected recovery platform that makes users feel better with custom measurements of their body and make the gamifying and socializing experience adapted to them, thereby enabling athletes of all varieties to uniquely feel better, perform at their peak, and help them live longer. Impact Biosystems' goal is to make athletes of all varieties uniquely feel better, perform at their peak and help them live longer. It was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Player’s Health

Series B in 2021
Player’s Health is an insurance agency that protects athletes and sports organizations with a unique risk management platform. To do this, they use an interactive mobile and web-based platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games. This promotes real-time communication between coaches and parents to best care for the health and wellbeing of youth athletes. Their HIPAA compliant interface simplifies the flow of youth athlete health information between coach, parent, and healthcare provider. Player’s Health fosters a personalized network of care for each youth athlete.

Breathwrk, Inc.

Seed Round in 2021
Breathwrk, Inc. develops and operates a breathing exercises related guidance application. The company’s mobile application offers science-backed breathing exercises for mental and physical wellness and promotes breath work to help users reduce anxiety, sleep disorders, athletic performance issues, low energy, excess stress, panic attacks, a racing mind at night, lack of focus, and bliss. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Venice, California.

Liteboxer Technologies, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Liteboxer Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures a hardware solution for boxing workouts. It offers Liteboxer that enables boxers to indicate when and where they should punch throughout their workout; track their striking power and accuracy during each workout; and sync each light to the beat of the music for creating engaging workouts. The company sells its products online. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Hampton, New Hampshire.