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November 02, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Start-up aims to fix college athletics recruiting

Scorability out of Austin, TX just came out of stealth mode after raising $11 million.

A start-up that says it “is passionate about making college athletics recruiting more efficient, transparent, and honest” has just launched in Austin, TX.

Named Scorability, the company offers a platform for matching athletes with college athletics programs, and it has raised $11 million in Series Seed funding. The investment comes from Next Coast Ventures and Silverton Partners, alongside Scorability’s Co-Founders.

“Thousands of college athletics programs are continuously sifting through millions of prospective student athletes, and it is absolute chaos with no clear process or useful tools,” said Brian Cruver, one of the Co-Founders who also serves as Scorability’s Chief Executive Officer. “Coaches, schools, parents, and athletes would all like to see improvement in how recruiting works. Current solutions are outdated, misaligned, dishonest, and unhelpful.”

Cruver and Brett Andrew, another Co-Founder, are parents of D1 college athletes. They see a future in which college coaches are able to evaluate more talent with more predictable outcomes – while saving valuable time and money. Meanwhile, student athletes and their families will benefit from a clear and more direct recruiting process, avoiding unnecessary effort and personal expense.

The platform will include every athlete in every sport, with features that include sophisticated matching and predictive analytics. The technology is designed to not just identify elite athletes, but to even the playing field, and to steer all athletes to programs where they can be successful.

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