SAN FRANCISCO, California — The Golden State Warriors Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala just expanded their investment portfolio’s after their investements in multigame esports organization Swift.
The parent company of Team SoloMid and its affiliated businesses, the organization and players made the announcement on Tuesday.
Curry and Iguodala will join other investors such as Indiana Pacers ownership heir Steve Simon, NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young and a slew of other tech and sports companies and executives.
Their investment was part of a $37 million investment round that was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, a San Francisco and Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that contributed $25 million itself to the round.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) 24 juli 2018
Excited to be on the team! https://t.co/wZmye5N0rY
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) 25 juli 2018
Curry and Iguodala become the third and fourth current Warriors players to invest in the esports space. In September 2016, forward Jonas Jerebko led a group that acquired Renegades, an esports organization that it subsequently relocated to Detroit; Jerebko moved to the Warriors in July after being waived by the Utah Jazz.
2018 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is a minority owner in Vision Venture Partners, the parent of Rick Fox-backed esports team Echo Fox.
The Thunder’s Paul George, who is an owner of Endemic Esports.