Chris Paul Backs Sports Coaching App MaxOne in $3.5 Million Funding Round

Youth sports coaching platform MaxOne has raised a $3.5 million Series A led by Stadia Ventures, with NBA point guard Chris Paul also contributing as an investor. The platform lets coaches and trainers upload live and on-demand training videos for athletes to access through their smartphone.

Paul, whose Phoenix Suns recently lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals, implemented MaxOne at his CP3 youth basketball academy to stay connected with players amid the coronavirus pandemic. MaxOne recently partnered with fellow remote coaching app Uplift and Zoom to add live sessions to its platform.

MaxOne initially focused on basketball but has since expanded to provide coaching videos for 26 different sports. The company reaches athletes through partnerships with youth sports organizations such as the team management platform SportsEngine and the communications app VNN.