ReSpo.Visionis a European Deep Tech startup that aims to disrupt sport and bookmaking industries by using computer vision to capture detailed 3D tracking data from sporting events and then turns those into practical insights. It’s now closed a €1 million seed round led by ffVC Tech & Gaming, with participation from RKKVC. Thanks to this investment, the company will be able to expand its sports coverage from football to other major sports.
Warsaw-based ReSpo.Vision has developed an unique 3D tracking data capture technology with extremely high accuracy: its system can screen any TV broadcast, even a single camera one, and capture a continuous stream of 3D coordinates of 20 body parts of each player and the ball. Then it uses this data to create player & game analytics for sport clubs and to calculate game events probabilities, create visual game trackers and provide detailed statistics for bookmakers.
The solution proposed by ReSpo.Vision is already arousing great interest among the largest football clubs in Europe. The technology has been tested, among others, by Paris Saint-Germain F.C., who plans to use it more widely in its training and selection processes in the near future.
ReSpo.Vision’s deep tech expertise allowed the company to build an automated 3D body pose data capture system without the need to rely on multi-camera hardware-heavy setups. Thanks to those capabilities the system is applicable to virtually any camera-recorded sports game.
ReSpo.Vision’s CEO Pawel Osterreicher underlines: “The development of our fully automated detailed 3D tracking data capture systems marks a pivotal date for sports & bookmaking industries. It opens a new realm of opportunities for data analytics, predictions and visualizations. Imagine how big of an impact on game understanding and events prediction nuanced player movement data has. And due to technical constraints there was no 3D data capture in sports – we operated on what humans could easily distinguish like passes, shots and the like. Now we can get down to the bottom of it – thanks to our tech.”
Maciej Skarul, Partner at ff VC commented “With sport analytics and bookmaking tech market predicted growth rates of well above 20% p.a. in coming years, ReSpo.Vision incredibly well positioned. Our fund is guided by the principle of smart money, and Totalizator Sportowy, with whom we created ffVC Tech & Gaming, can perfectly implement this idea by supporting ReSpo.Vision, opening many development paths for the company that could not be available to it without its participation. Mentoring and the network of contacts that Totalizator Sportowy has in the sports industry can significantly help in the development of ReSpo.Vision”.
The Co-Founding team also includes Mateusz Szala (ex-BCG and Allegro) and multiple AI Kaggle award winners Wojciech Rosinski and Lukasz Grad.