FTBpro Inks $5.8M for Online Football

FTBpro, a London-based fan-generated media platform for online football, has raised $5.8 million in financing from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures. The company is focused on football fans, and provides daily articles in English, Spanish, German and Italian.

FTBpro, the largest fan-generated media platform in online football, has secured $5.8 million financing from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures, as the new media company continues to expand into key geographical markets.

Serving avid football fan communities in all major football leagues worldwide, FTBpro delivers 20 million pageviews every month. The unique platform is driven by 1,000 regular contributors, generating over 200 daily articles in English, Spanish, German and Italian.

FTBpro enables fans to contribute, participate, write and share their views with millions of fellow football fans. Content popularity is determined by readers who rank articles, and by FTBpro’s editors who further promote the highest quality writing, topics and opinions.

The platform also includes innovative content creation tools, allowing contributors as well as media partners to utilize FTBpro’s proprietary templates to create dynamic interactive content which incorporates many features such as match predictions, videos, imagery slideshows, team line-ups, player rankings and much more.

Asaf Peled, founder and CEO of FTBpro, said; “Our mission, via the FTBpro platform, is to enable every football fan the ability to express their views and passions in a seamless, widespread and professional manner, using the market’s most advanced content generation tools and distribution. The versatile and interactive content adds a cutting edge, rich and complementing dimension to the experience available to football fans.”