DRAFT is a daily fantasy sports company (DFS). On DRAFT, players do simple drafts (unlike the salary cap format) just like the ones they do at the beginning of their season...more long leagues, but lasting one day or week, and taking only minutes to complete. DRAFT brings DFS back to what it should have been, a simple, fair and fun game.
We sold DRAFT in 2017 to Paddy Power Betfair PLC for $48M.
I'm obviously super biased here as Jordan's been my best friend since we met on the right side of the infield of little league baseball diamond in Cambridge (champions baby!), but there's a...more reason he's been my best friend since. I've never met someone who doesn't love him. He's the most talented people person I know. If you can get a chance to work with him in any way you totally should.Jeremy Levine
Founder/Chairman (former founding CEO) of CoachUp.com, America's leader in the sports coaching industry. With $15M in venture financing, and over 20,000 coaches across the...more country who train hundreds of thousands of athlete of all ages and abilities through our platform, we are working hard to help all athletes reach the next level in sports + life.
Author · Connect, engage, motivate, and inspire using top coaching techniques Coaching Up! is about inspiring those who matter to you to achieve peak… · More performance. Whether you are a coach, a business leader, a civic activist, a teacher, a counselor, or a parent, this book will offer you a powerful, highly effective way to connect to the people you care about and move them forward toward their best selves.
What I Do
I help founders by being there for them - whether its just listening to a late night rant, by offering advice in areas where I have some experience, or by making helpful introductions to someone I trust who could be more helpful.
*Managing Director of the Techstars Sports Accelerator, which we launched in 2019. We invest $120,000/company in 10 sports startups every year, and provide tremendous resources and support throughout their journey.
*co-CEO DRAFT (Draft.com) a daily fantasy sports company which we sold for $48M in 2017 to Paddy Power Betfair, the publicly traded leader in online gaming.
*Founder & CEO (now Chairman) of CoachUp.com, the leader in the sports coaching industry (backed by $14M in VC), and in partnership with NBA MVP Stephen Curry as our lead spokesman.
*Early-stage investor in 100+ venture-backed startups via my angel fund ("Founders First") and my accelerator ("Techstars Sports")
My co-founders and I have been named Inc. "30 under 30," Forbes "30 under 30," Boston Business Journal "40 under 40," and Ernst & Young Finalist for New England Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jordan is one of those rare investors who is actually still in the startup trenches himself. It makes his advice more actionable and more valuable. Do whatever you can to get Jordan in your round! It will continue to pay dividends at every stage of your business.
Previously founded @hypegenius, worked @paypal and @nimbit
Jordan is a pillar of the Boston startup ecosystem and grass roots entrepreneur. Jordan merged his passion for sports with keen business acumen to found CoachUp - a platform that connects private coaches to promising athletes. With utmost tenacity, Jordan has guided CoachUp through competitive accelerators such as TechStars and MassChallenge, raised over $10M and hired a team of top notch startup zealots to take CoachUp to Another Level. Always a leader, Jordan also founded microfund Bridge Boys with Jeremy Levine to support Boston startups. When not executing in the ultra-fast lane of startup deadlines, Jordan can readily be found mentoring budding entrepreneurs or keeping spry shooting hoops/getting socked in the face for the occasional charity boxing event (#philanthropist #AnotherLevel)
Health care entrepreneur: tech meets higher standard of care. Formerly @athenahealth. Recovering investor. Columbia and Harvard.
Jordan is a leader in Boston startup community. It has been amazing to watch his ascendance over the past few years and the amazing success of Coach Up. What he has built is a testament to his many talents and tenacity. He has also invested in many of the best Boston startups by gaining the trust and respect of founders. Jordan will undoubted have many successes and I would highly recommend him for just about anything.
CEO @ Ovuline. Founder at @good-start-genetics. President at @harvard-business-school Angels Boston. Mentor @techstars.Studied @harvard-business-school @hks.
No matter where he goes, Jordan inspires the utmost respect and confidence in everyone around him. He is a born leader, visionary, and a compassionate friend. Jordan has supported me as an entrepreneur from day one, and he has been an integral part of my success. His advice is on point, and his criticisms are equal parts amusing and actionable. I will confidently follow Jordan wherever he decides to go.
Co-Founder @tonesms • Co-Founder @fortified-bicycle • Studied Consumer Psychology at @university-of-pennsylvania • Entrep. Advisory Board Member @fedex
Jordan was the first believer in Change Collective. FIRST CHECK IN. He made that investment with a true love of the founders & their mission. He didn't wait for a round to come together, he didn't wait for market confirmation, he didn't dick around. Met us, loved us, became an investor. I work hard every day to make that investment count. Have been psyched to work with Jordan and highly recommend him!
Co-founder & CEO of 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.
Jordan is one of the only people that I’ve met that I would back at any cost, in any venture. Not only is he super human in his ability to get shit done, but he’s also a genuinely good person and because of this, is able to surround himself with the very best of the best. Cannot speak highly enough of Jordan and feel very fortunate to call him a close friend.
Jordan is an inspiring entrepreneur and the best kind of investor. His ability to harness his talents and passion to build CoachUp is exactly what every founder aspires to achieve. Since we met in TechStars, Jordan has been one of the CEOs I most admire. He actually makes it look easy- although it's clear that is just one of his many strengths. As an investor, Jordan is always available and genuinely wants to help. Given his operational experience and leadership in the Boston community, he consistently has something to offer. I'm truly lucky to count him as an investor and a friend.
Founder and CEO @synconset , Former consultant @deloitte-consulting, BA in Psychology from @boston-college
Jordan was one of the first investors to believe in our vision for Every Labs. He is a leader who knows when to take a risk and make things happen. I'm fortunate to have Jordan as an investor and look forward to working with him to make this a huge success.
CoFounder/CEO of Nurse-1-1. Previously CoFounder of RunKeeper
Jordan has built a reputation as one of the pillars of the Boston tech community, and it couldn't be more well deserved.
As an entrepreneur, Jordan possesses a unique ability to galvanize people around him - he is the leader people want to work with because they believe his story and trust his execution.
As an investor Jordan brings his skill set and deeply connected network to help when you need it most. He made some of the most critical introductions for Reactor, and provided sage guidance when I needed it most, without ever being overbearing or exerting pressure.
He is the guy you want in your corner, as an investor, a partner, and a friend.
Product Designer, Engineer, Venture-Backed Founder, MassChallenge Finalist, XSITE winner, IBM Extreme Blue. Olympic-trained table tennis player.
I'm obviously super biased here as Jordan's been my best friend since we met on the right side of the infield of little league baseball diamond in Cambridge (champions baby!), but there's a reason he's been my best friend since. I've never met someone who doesn't love him. He's the most talented people person I know. If you can get a chance to work with him in any way you totally should.
Founder/CEO Good Spirits Lab. Was Founder/CEO DRAFT.com (acq for $48m). Investor in many amazing companies and founders.
Jordan and I were both members of the Fall 2012 Boston TechStars Class. I have been continually impressed by Jordan's dedicated work on CoachUp and also within the Boston community. After TechStars he also became one of our investors at Dashbell. It has been an excellent experience working with him both in the capacity of an investor and also as a peer within the entrepreneur community.
Co-Founder and CEO of @dashbell. Founder of @tripeezy and @couture-escapes. Travel Industry Fanatic. Entrepreneur.
Jordan is a leader in the Boston startup community both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He was an early advocate of Fortified Bicycle and took calls and meetings at all hours to support us and our company. He's an entrepreneur's investor - always putting the founders and company first and helping us strategize on how to best grow the company. He's been a trusted mentor, advisor, and friend to our business.