In just two years, one company has become the playbook distributor of choice for half of the National Football League.
Some 16 teams — including the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears – use its iPad app to share and annotate digital playbooks and game film. NFL teams pay $20,000 to $50,000 per year for the service.
PlayerLync, the unlikely little startup with the flashy customers, hails from Englewood, Colo. and was founded by former telecom execs.
It has just raised “a large Series A round” from the Denver-based Anschutz Investment Company, led by Phil Anschutz, the billionaire who co-founded Major League Soccer and owns stakes in such teams teams as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Kings.