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Michael Jordan Invests in Startup Gigster

  • The NBA icon also invested in sports data company SportRadar
  • Gigster matches freelance tech workers with companies
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Photographer: Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

Michael Jordan is trying his hand as a venture capitalist.

San Francisco-based startup Gigster announced today that it has raised $20 million from a group of investors that includes the six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets majority owner. The three-year-old Gigster, which connects freelance web engineers and developers with companies looking for help, has raised $32.5 million. The most recent fundraising round was led by Redpoint Ventures, along with Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, and Marc Benioff. (Bloomberg LP’s venture capital fund Bloomberg Beta is also an investor.)