A brief history of Scorecast

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30/1/2024 12:07
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6/12/2023 15:58

The start-up Scorecast also noted that Excel tables were not a panacea. Since 2008, its founder Nicolas Bonamy has benefited “only from word of mouth between friends”. For Euro 2012, there were only 6,000 participants. 4 years later, Euro 2016 will have registered more than 250,000. Its business model is different from that of Corporico: a paid mobile app without advertising and web revenue thanks to it. “We are number 1 among the general public but not among businesses,” says its founder.

A clue suggests the possible profitability of the approach: the founder of Scorecast does not only work for his own start-up but accumulates jobs. “For the past 3 months, I have been living at the rate of 2 working days,” he admits. The problem is to perpetuate activity outside of major events. Outside of soccer, it's complicated to get people to predict handball, rugby or even tennis.” Scorecast thus displays 25,000 users all year round for predictions on Ligue 1 matches.

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