– USA, PA – C360 Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based company providing sports fans a personalized viewing experience and rights holders new streaming revenue opportunities, today announced the appointment of Howard Wright to its board of directors as CEO.
Concurrent with Wright’s appointment, C360 Technologies announced the addition of Wayne Kimmel to its board of directors that now consists of several key industry leaders:
- Saied Seghatoleslami, Chairman.
- Howard Wright, CEO.
- Catherine Mott.
- Jed DrakeEvan Wimer.
- Wayne Kimmel.
Wright most recently was VP, Global Business Development for the Intel Sports Group at Intel Capital. Wright will leverage this experience to guide C360 through its next phase of growth.
“We are thrilled to have Howard join the C360 team,” said Board Chairman, Saied Seghatoleslami. “Howard’s background and robust experience in sports and technology coupled with his business building and leadership experience are exactly what our company needs and is a tremendous strength. We look forward to watching Howard lead C360 into its next phase and continue to change the way that sports fans experience their favorite athletes and teams.”
With the appointment of Wright and the addition of Kimmel to the board, C360 also completed the second of two convertible note financing rounds, raising $1.8 million with new investor SeventySix Capital joining existing investors. C360 previously completed a $3.7 million Series A funding round that included investments from Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures, BlueTree Capital Group, MI-12 Ventures, and Pasadena Angels. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney served as counsel to C360 on the financing rounds and provides corporate counsel to the company.
About Wayne Kimmel
Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel. Kimmel is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup sports tech, esports, and sports betting companies. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens, and Yahoo! Wayne is also the Chairman of the SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory, which is a sports consulting group comprised of an expert team focused on bringing the emerging innovations and technology to sports executives, teams, leagues, brands, and athletes.
About Howard Wright
Prior to joining C360, Wright was responsible for strengthening Intel’s presence as a sports technology company, and for developing new business opportunities related to the immersive experiences enabled by the Intel Sports Group. Wright also led the digitizing and personalizing of sports and entertainment in inventive ways to stimulate growth while collaborating with major sports leagues and organizations, broadcasters, telecom companies, and other digital media business partners. Wright spent 14 years at Qualcomm Inc., culminating in his role as SVP, global business development.
“The immersive media ecosystem is being fueled by some of the most innovative companies in the world,” said Wright. “I am honored to be able to lead this extraordinary company to our next level so that we may be counted among them. I look forward to working closely with our exceptional senior leadership team, our amazing customer base, and our world-class board of directors. C360 has some of the most talented people and a group of leaders in our industry. Together, we will capture our share of the immersive media economy by remaining laser-focused on delighting our clients, creating significant value for our shareholders, and providing the best career experiences for our people.”
Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in Qualitative Economics from Stanford University, where he also played collegiate basketball. After earning his degree, Wright continued his athletic career by becoming a professional basketball player in the NBA, playing with the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, and Atlanta Hawks. Wright was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Wright is active on several national charitable boards, including serving as chairman of the Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center.
About 360 Technologies
C360 is personalizing the sports viewing experience. We’ve entertained millions of viewers worldwide while working with the largest sports broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. Our platform integrates the smallest, most innovative cameras and patented software with v-commerce, sports betting, and player/object tracking. C360 is leading the personalized viewing revolution across every streaming channel, device, and social media service allowing unlimited viewers to control their own fully immersive viewing experience.
For more information: https://www.c360live.com/
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