We offer our startup clients the opportunity to share their story and showcase their business in our Startup Newsletter. This month’s featured emerging company is sports statistics startup, StatRoute.
Name and company
Jeff Volaski, CEO & Founder of StatRoute
When did you start your business?
What inspired you to start your business?
I was inspired by the quality of Sports Fans consumers in Fantasy Sports (and Sports Betting). These consumers are extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and passionate about what they do yet they are all looking at the same stats, the same sites, and stuck in deep-rooted patterns. I started learning more about Sports Data and feel the industry has grown complacent, and as a result, innovation has not grown at the same pace as its consumers.
What city are you based in?
St. Louis, MO and Denver, CO
What is your product or service?
We introduce Context and Relevance to Sports Data so that fans can lean into very specific stats. These stats could take 45 minutes to find with current offerings, and on our site, you can find everything in less than 5-seconds. This is the core foundation of what we build at StatRoute, every stat, every decision in a matter of seconds and with no limitations. As we continue to build we will introduce innovative ways for consumers to connect, share, engage, and empower through a single site with everything they need to make better decisions and have fun doing it.
What sets your product or service apart from the competition?
At present time our largest differentiator is allowing customers to filter large data sets with no limits. Other sites limit you to one at a time, but on StatRoute you can use our 275+ filters in any other, without restrictions meaning you can literally find statistics that have never been seen before. From here, StatRoute will focus our energies on making Data Analytics easy, and accessible for all fans (regardless of their experience) and begin to introduce artificial intelligence within our data giving our customers a true edge, so they can win their leagues and feel like a rock star while doing it.
What is the best business advice you ever received?
The advice I have received is all over the board, but when you break it down its very simple:
People make successful businesses not ideas. Surround yourself with the right people and focus, never quit, execute, and go do it.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your business?
We are excited about releasing a very powerful NBA product for Daily Fantasy Sports Consumers. This will be out this winter!
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time with family, going to a Cards game, and golfing.
If people want to learn more about your startup, where should they go?
Or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any business inquiries.