Jones-backed Blue Star Sports Acquires CaptainU

CaptainU is an athletic development and recruiting technology company created at the University of Chicago.

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Things are pretty great right now in the world of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The Cowboys are the top seed heading into the NFC playoffs, and Jones-backed Blue Star Sports has announced its eighth acquisition in the past nine months. The Jones family is a major investor in Blue Star.

The Dallas Business Journal reported that Blue Star has acquired CaptainU, the athletic development and recruiting technology company. No financial details were disclosed.

CaptainU was founded in 2008 at the University of Chicago, and it pairs athletes with college coaches, clubs, and events, the DBJ reported. The company has offices in San Francisco and Denver.

According to the DBJ, Blue Star was founded in April by CEO Rob Wechsler and it had acquired six companies by September. It serves 25 million users in 23 countries.

In November, Jones and Wechsler announced that they were teaming up to create a new accelerator called the Blue Star Accelerator for early- to mid-stage companies at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys new headquarters and training facility in Frisco that was built in partnership with the city of Frisco and the Frisco ISD.


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