Davyeon Ross

Head of Coalition Venture Studio

Davyeon Ross

R/GA: Coalition Venture Studio
Head of Coalition Venture Studio

Biography

An innovative technology leader and widely recognized entrepreneur, Davyeon Ross has over 20 + years of experience in the technology sector. Ross is an EIR at R/GA Ventures and Co-founder / President & COO of DDSports Inc. of which ShotTracker is the first product. ShotTracker is a sensor-based technology providing comprehensive real-time stats & analytics to players, coaches and fans in practice and live games. ShotTracker consist of a player sensor, a sensor integrated into the ball (Spalding, Wilson, Nike, UA, Adidas, Baden and Molten) and court sensors placed in the arena. These sensors work together to provide XYZ of player and ball in real time. ShotTracker investors include Earvin “Magic Johnson, the late David Stern, Verizon, Evertz, Hearst Ventures, and several others. Davyeon also founded Digital Sports Ventures, a sports video syndication platform acquired by Digital Broadcasting Group, a top 5 Video Ad Network in 2011. Ross is a native of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

As CEO of Digital Sports Ventures, Ross negotiated the rights to Division I college sports video across seven major conferences and set the strategy for the company’s portfolio of content and interactive technologies. His vision of uniting college sports and digital media into affordable, turnkey solutions opened new doors for publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to engage sports fans in a targeted manner.

Prior to launching Digital Sports Ventures, Ross served as lead technical and management consultant for eVergance Partners (acquired in 2007), managing projects across the United States, Europe and Canada for clients including Research in Motion (BlackBerry), T-Online, Business Objects, Sasktel, Mattel, Siemens Medical Systems, Nortel Networks, and others. Prior to eVergance, Ross began his technology career as a software engineer for Sprint, playing critical roles in the development of the company’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Knowledge Management applications.

A native of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, Ross left Trinidad in 1996 on a full basketball scholarship where he was a four-year starter, captain and letterman for Benedictine College’s basketball team while leading the nation in field goal percentage his senior year. Ross also earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and later earned his MBA from MId-America Nazarene University. Ross is also an active angel investor with investments in several startup companies including eyeVerify (acquired by Alipay), Opendorse, Metactive, Flow forward, Grab, Robinhood, Klarna and others.

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