Grand Rapids Sportsman Tracker Raises $950K

By Amanda Lewan on February 2nd, 2015 / Comments

If you’re a hunter, there’s an app just for you. Actually, there’s a whole suite of apps made in Michigan to help you hunt better.

Grand Rapids based Sportsman Tracker helps hunters be better informed about the environment around them through a suite of mobile applications. The startup announced it has closed a $950,000 round of investment, which will help them expand their reach into the $90 billion hunting and fishing industry.

Their mobile applications can help you know the best times of the day to go hunting based on your location, scientific data, and weather patterns. Hunters using the Hunting and Fishing trackers have access to maps and the ability to chart their own location and results. The mobile applications, overall, make hunting and fishing a much more personalized experience for the user.

“Sportsman Tracker focuses on tools which allow hunters and anglers to master their sport and enhance their experience,” said Jeff Courter, founder and CEO of Sportsman Tracker.  “With early investments from Start Garden, we were able to have some great success with developing apps showing exponential user adaptation month-to-month during its first 14 months on the market. With this new investment, the intelligence we can build into the next release, will guarantee Sportsman Tracker as a must-have addition to a hunting or fishing trip.”

This investment was let by venture capital funds Huron River Ventures and Start Garden, with additional investment from Detroit Innovate, Muskegon Angels and Karis Capital Partners.

“We are very excited about Sportsman Tracker and how their platform can become an outdoor sports destination for sportsman of any background. They have put together a great technology with an extremely scalable platform,” said Tim Streit, partner at Huron River Ventures.

Sportsman Tracker wants to transform the hunting and fishing experience to make it more personal, enjoyable and successful for outdoors enthusiasts. The company launched in 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now has a team of five employees working on their expansion. An investment of $100,000 last year helped this company get started.

Both Hunt Predictor and Fish Predictor are free on the iTunes App Store and Google Android Market. For more information about Sportsman Tracker visit www.sportsmantracker.com.

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