Blue Wire, a leading independent sports podcast company, today announced the launch of a community fundraising round, in partnership with WeFunder, with the goal to raise $1 million at a $25 million valuation cap. The raise will allow investors — fans, journalists, athletes, and creators — to join the company’s ownership group and support Blue Wire’s plans to scale operations, expand its portfolio of profitable content, and develop proprietary software to further support its network of over 500 creators and 300 individual podcasts, which includes athlete-driven series from 2x Super Bowl Champion Chris Long, former NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, and more.
In addition to generating revenue for its network of independent shows, Blue Wire also collaborates with a range of strategic content partners including Wynn Resorts, Action Network, and Fubo Sports to produce and monetize content.
The new funding round comes at a time of explosive growth for the company. Blue Wire has quickly established itself as one of the premier sports podcast networks, boasting a US audience of over 3 million unique monthly listeners and an annual download count of over 130 million. Blue Wire also works with more than 100 advertisers, connecting top brands from a wide array of categories to its full lineup of network partners, resulting in over $20 million in revenue generated since 2020.
“Blue Wire is offering individual investors the opportunity to join our movement. Independent podcasters are building thriving content businesses, and our infrastructure can support this explosive growth,” said Kevin Jones, Founder & CEO of Blue Wire. “In a market dominated by major conglomerates and publishers, Blue Wire is building a different type of business. We believe in ‘strength in numbers,’ and this crowdfunding campaign further highlights this core value.”
“I looked at Blue Wire and said this is a perfect opportunity to be in the podcast space,” said two-time NBA All-Star and Blue Wire investor Baron Davis. “The company has great vision, great intuition, and they care about what they’re building.”
Since 2020, Blue Wire has secured $12 million in funding from various sources, including seed and Series A rounds led by Dot Capital, Wynn Resorts, former NBA superstar Baron Davis, and East Carolina University’s Pirate Fund.
For more information on how to invest in Blue Wire, please visit https://wefunder.com/bluewire/.
ABOUT BLUE WIRE
Blue Wire is a leading independent sports podcasting company behind a network of podcasts created by passionate fans, providing sales and other support so that independent podcasts can thrive and creators can get paid. Founded in 2018 by Kevin Jones, Blue Wire is built around the simple idea that independent podcasts would be more successful if they worked together. This concept is the foundation of the Blue Wire’s network of over 300 shows from athlete-centric series like Green Light with Chris Long, and Road Trippin with Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, to regional hits such as The ArsenalVision Podcast, Irish Breakdown, Kansas City Sports Network, and The Bronx Pinstripes Show, and many more. Blue Wire is here to make sure creators can monetize and optimize their content without compromising their voice and passion.