An original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank and the pioneer of the ‘As Seen on TV’ brand, joins SportyCo, the decentralized sports investment ecosystem, as business advisor and co-owner.
Kevin Harrington, the creator of the infomercial, co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization and one of the original “sharks” on the TV show Shark Tank has joined the SportyCo team as business advisor. Mr. Harrington, whose work behind-the-scenes of business ventures has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, will help the SportyCo team in the process of building the world’s premiere sports investment ecosystem. He will join the team as a full time consultant, and will also enter SportyFi Ltd, the company behind the SportyCo platform, as a co-owner.
“I believe in empowering entrepreneurs to succeed, to fulfill their vision in building better products, platforms and services for consumers. SportyCo is an idea with immense potential, leveraging the power of the blockchain with the passion of sports, and I am proud to be a part of this story.”
Kevin Harrington sensed a passion for business from an early age, starting his first business at age 15 and building his first million-dollar enterprise by his first year in college. Through his entrepreneurial experiences, Kevin realized his talent for turning underutilized assets into growth opportunities, which lead to the launch what later came to be called the infomercial, making phrases like “As seen on TV” and “Wait, there’s more!” part of the cultural landscape. He was also an original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank , where he continued to live out his passion—empowering entrepreneurs to greatness. Kevin believes that there’s a little bit of creative entrepreneur inside every person and that every entrepreneur deserves the opportunity to see his or her dream become reality.
At SportyCo, he will join a team supported by several sports heavyweights, like football superstars Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, former NBA center and Cleveland Cavaliers scout Primož Brezec, and ski jumper Noriaki Kasai. SportyCo is also advised by notable names from the world of cryptocurrencies, including Charlie Shrem, Phillip Nunn and Robby Schwertner, among others.
SportyCo’s mission is to open up the $1.3 trillion sports industry to small investors, democratizing sports investment and opening a new chapter in the sports industry. The SportyCo platform, currently in beta and on track for a Q1, 2018 launch, will enable small sports investors to invest into prospective athletes via long-term smart contracts.