Asics Corporation announced that its investment subsidiary Asics Ventures Corporation has invested in Dreamstock Inc., an operator of a soccer scouting platform that matches soccer players with club teams.
Dreamstock was founded in July 2017 and supports kids ages 14-to-18 with a matching service with professional soccer clubs mainly in Brazil and Europe. Dreamstock’s smartphone application helps young soccer players upload their profiles with play videos. Dreamstock has developed its users worldwide via social networking and its service has users in 55 countries, with more than 190,000 players and 50 partner clubs registered as of February 2021, said the company.
Asics said in a statement, “Asics has a corporate mission to provide innovative products and services that offer superior value to our customers through sport, and, in particular, is committed to supporting their sports life utilizing digital technologies. Asics is confident that such digital services will not only help to search for talented players but will also unite people from all over the world and help young athletes nurture healthy minds and bodies with a great passion to dream.
“With a capital partnership with Asics, Dreamstock will further develop a matching platform that is transparent to both players and clubs and continue to support young athletes around the world to strive for their dreams on equal footing.
“Asics is fully committed to continually developing and providing value-added products and services to our customers via a partnership with innovative startups.”
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