Bluefields.com secures £100k with LBA investment
Bluefields.com, the ‘Groupspaces for amateur football’, has secured a £100k first round, including significant funding from 2 LBA investors.
The funding will be used to launch Bluefields’ football focused player availability and payment applications this August in time for the start of the football season in the UK. The platform is both browser-based and will have mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Bluefields aims to help amateur football managers better organise games through a mix of social networking and mobile, in particular solving the two biggest problems for amateur teams: player availability and the collection of money.
Bluefields offers fixture and payment notifications sent via email, SMS, Facebook and through the Android and iPhone apps, while player responses are aggregated for the manager to help streamline the organisation of matches. Collecting subscriptions and other costs is also made much easier through the ability to take payments online and also lets players pay via its mobile apps.
Anthony Clarke Managing Director of London Business Angels comments:
“Andrew Crump CEO of Bluefields.com presented to our investors on 31st March 2011 and I was impressed by his passion and commitment to this very early stage business which he had set up a year earlier with his own capital having spotted a gap in the market. The £100k of funds raised will now allow the company to meet its commitments and build its customer base over the next 12 months. The new angel investors have both sector and relevant business experience and their “smart money” should be a significant asset here.”