with purpose
in the most
inspiring & fastest
growing industry
in the world

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A Powerhouse
to leverage
the value of
the sports industry

Sport is one of the most fundamental needs for our society. He is proving to be recession-resilient, providing thrills, happiness and wellness, and bringing inequivalent meaningful values with a positive impact in terms of health, environment and education.

Covid-19 will accelerate a paradigm shift in how Sport is structured and how it is consumed. Our mission is to develop a “powerhouse” effect on the structuring of the sports industry in Europe, and to bring out international champions: (i) taking advantage of the professionalization of the sector, (ii) contributing to the consolidation of a very large but still fragmented market, (iii) accelerating product innovations and positive change, (iv) accompanying the digital transformation which puts fans and data at the heart of the value chain.

The founders are both well-known entrepreneurs and investors with a unique expertise in the business of sports, an unrivalled international top level network, and a “proprietary” deal-flow.

Company Profile

Inspiring Sport Capital is a London and Paris-based Private Equity company 100% dedicated to the Sports industry and economy.

Founded in 2014 and recognized as one of the pioneer and most influent in the Sports business investment ecosystem.

Laurent Damiani and Lucien Boyer are both investors and entrepreneurs with a long-term approach supported by HNWI, Family/Multi-Family Offices, Top Athletes and well-known Strategic Advisors.

Beyond financial resources, we create value at investee companies by unlocking the specific levers of the Sports industry (sponsorship, marketing rights, contents, communities, networking) with a strong focus on digital transformation and international expansion.

Track Record

Since 2015, six major investments have been made

Funbridge and BBO, the world leading bridge online platforms now merged into 52 Entertainment
E-Cotiz (now named Joinly, sold to BPCE) an IT solution for sports organisations and clubs to manage their daily operations
Grinta is an e-commerce platform for connecting sporting goods industry to athletes’ communities
Piguy Golf Challenge and Duchell : The European leading golf wholesale equipment for players and clubs
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A unique team & expertise

Two investors & entrepreneurs 
with 30 years leading expertise in the sports business

Our advisory Board

Nathalie Boy de la Tour

Former Chair-Woman, Professional Football League, CSR Expert

Jonathan Edwards

Olympic and World Champion, World record holder, Chairman of Athletes Committee London 2012

Christian Fischer

CEO of Accelate, former Board Member of Amer Sports (Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, …)

Nathalie Gaveau

Partner at BCG, Top 50 Tech Women (Forbes), Board Member of Calida (Lafuma, Millet, Eider)

Christophe Karvelis Senn

CEO/Founder of Capza, Vice-President of France Invest

Oliver Markl

Partner at Acuity Advisors, formerly with J.P. Morgan and Monitor Clipper Partners

Loïck Peyron

Winner ORMA Championship, English Transat, Jules-Verne Trophy, Barcelona World Race
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A strong give-back to the sports community

Inspiring Sport Capital commits for building a sustainable ecosystem with a “give-back” to the sports community through #GSWParis

Global Sports Week is an annual influential, inspirational and business event founded by Lucien Boyer, Laurent Damiani and Arnaud Drijard, managed by Noémie Claret, under the High Patronage of the President of the French Republic. At Global Sports Week, we believe in sports business with purpose and that sports leaders working hand-in-hand with major influencers will create a better future for the sports industry and the world. By supporting the GSW Booster, an international call for projects, we promote and accompany initiatives responding to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We are also engaged by promoting an international contest of startups with the highest potential from all around the world to foster innovative and sustainable business solutions.