Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed financing from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports.
Its basically an app (and website) which lets sports fans have discussions around different subjects theyre passionate about. These talks occur in channels some of which can be created by the company and are general topics such as vision advice, and some are created by users such as an Eagles fan club.
And now they are adding yet another feature that’s sure to make it even more useful for sports lovers fantasy sports. Starting with NFL this year, Sleeperbot is adding support for season-long fantasy sports right inside its app.
This movement makes complete sense because season-long fantasy sports, unlike daily fantasy sports, is a really social activity.
Most people play in leagues with friends they have known their whole life and the social/chat element can be just as critical as the actual gameplay. Thats why it doesnt make sense for casual player to use websites such as ESPN or Yahoo fantasy anymore who wants to generate a trade in one app then change to iMessage or even GroupMe when its time to speak to the rest of the league when you can do everything from one spot?
So Sleeperbots fantasy product is very concentrated on societal in fact virtually every display in the app has an embedded chat so you can speak to your league. Theres also a feature to electricity on site drafts, which can be something significant in the majority of serious fantasy sports leagues among friends.
While the fantasy product is just launching, Sleeperbot as a chat app has been around for a bit and noticed some pretty good grip. Users start the app 4-5 times a day and spend 3-5 minutes each session and on summit game days average users may spend up to half an hour in the app discussing sports with their buddies.
Sleeperbots free NFL fantasy product launches this year, and other sports will roll out later this year. You can download their app around theiOS App Store here and Google Play Store here, or play on the net.
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