BELFAST-based sports software company Kairos is planning to expand further into global markets, ultimately aiming to create a number of new jobs in Belfast, the US, Australia and across Europe.
Jointly founded by former Ireland and Ulster rugby player Andrew Trimble and Belfast-based entrepreneur Gareth Quinn, Kairos Sports Tech (kairostech.io) developed a communications and operations platform designed for professional and high performing sports teams to help their athletes perform at the highest level.
It designed the product to be the sole digital interface between a player and a team, providing one central hub for player onboarding, team and personnel schedules, secure messaging, commercial information and performance data.
Employing 18 people, Kairos currently services a number of high-profile sports teams, including some in the Premier League, NBA, MLB, MLS and Premiership Rugby, and has its sights firmly set on growth.
Although only launching in 2021, Kairos already operates across 10 different sports in 12 countries. Having opened a US office last year the company is aiming for significant expansion globally to bolster traction of what is proving to be a best in class product within elite sport.
The company’s expansion plans are backed by £500,000 in funding from Whiterock Finance’s £30m Growth Finance Fund which contributes to a larger amount secured as part of a recent fund-raise.
Andrew Trimble, chief executive at Kairos Sports Tech, said: “We’ve seen huge growth globally over the last few years, which really validates an exceptional and best in class platform that can be used by elite teams worldwide in any sport.
“We’re delighted to partner with Whiterock as we look to further solidify our status as the market leading platform in elite sport.”
James Thompson at Whiterock Finance added: “Utilising their combined experience, Andrew and Gareth have created an innovative software solution for a competitive market.
“Since launching their product in January 2021 they have secured contracts with well-known elite sports teams across the world, which reflects the company’s potential for global growth. We’re excited to support Kairos as it works to expand its team and extend its impressive global success to date.”