NumberFire grabs $650K to heat up sports stats

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numberfire-thumbSports analytics startup NumberFire has raised $650,000 in a seed round that will help it expand its fast-moving (and popular) venture, the company revealed today.

New York-based NumberFire focuses on sports analytics and can even help you win your fantasy football league. Other sports for fantasy tracking are coming in the future. The company is a recent graduate of the ER Accelerator program.

Despite only being around since Sept. 2010 and only having four employees, the company already has partnerships in place with ESPN, Sports Illustrated and SB Nation for content and statistics.

NumberFire CEO Nik Bonaddio told us the seed round currently amounts to $650,000, but it will eventually total $750,000. Bonaddio said he and his team decided to close the round early because they wanted to get the ball rolling now. The team will get the paperwork sorted out for the additional cash in the near future.

RRE Ventures led the seed round, with participation by TechStars’ David Tisch and Pennyblack’s Eliot Durbin.

“We’re thrilled to be working alongside such great investors and mentors,” Bonaddio told VentureBeat. “This round will give us the runway to build on our great momentum by developing products across multiple sports and partners. But enough about the company — let’s go Steelers!”