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Game Ready

1201 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200
Alameda, CA 94501
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Craig Grabell (3/31/2012)
Sales/Marketing: Drew Rogers; Jim Tisher ; Molly McCabe
Business Development: Peter O’Dea

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) James D Kirsner (Barra Former CFO) Kevin P Huber (The Grupe Company President/CEO) Christopher M Kaster (MedVenture Associates Partner) Roger Strauch (The Roda Group) Henry Kay (Boston Scientific Group VP New Market Development & Strategic Planning)
Advisory board: Ray Larkin (Eunoe CEO) Jasen Powell (L. A. Clippers Head Athletic Trainer) J Steven Young (SF 49er QB) Thomas J Fogarty (Three Arch Partners) Mark Klopp (Coronis Medical Ventures Managing Director) Sanford Kunkel (Indiana Pacers team physician) Peter J Millett (Steadman Hawkins Clinic Partner) Marc Safran (University of California, San Francisco Director of Sports Medicine) Kevin E Wilk (Champion Sports Medicine) Gary Fanton (Stanford orthopedic surgeon) Scott Blackmun (Anschutz Entertainment Group COO) Chuck Krpata (physical therapist) Jonathan Rubenstein (Apple SVP Hardware Engineering) Todd Toriscelli (Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Trainer Head Athletic Trainer) Mark Verstegen (Athletes' Performance CEO)
Former outside board: Brian Maxwell (PowerBar Founder);  Leigh Steinberg (sports agent Founding Partner)

Business description: Game Ready, created by CoolSystems, was born out of a revolutionary idea-that spacesuit technology can treat athletic injuries. As a designer for NASA and inductee into the US Space Foundation's Hall of Fame, our founder Bill Elkins helped pioneer the technology involved in controlling temperature and pressure within a flexible garment. In 1998, Elkins began working with athletes, athletic trainers, and doctors to expand his discoveries into the realm of sports medicine. The positive feedback associated with Game Ready' first Game Ready prototypes was overwhelming. Sprains, strains, and bruises healed better and faster. Post-operative patients recovered more quickly. And our patented cooling system helped reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Many top athletes-including Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, Warren Moon, and Jack Kemp-liked the system so much they became part owners in our company.
Customers include: Navy SEALs;  U.S. Olympic Training Centers

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2011   Aug 2007
Capital raised: 20.3M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Private  
Angels/other VCs: Troy AikmanBen Braun (Cal basketball coach);  F Warren HellmanJack F KempSteve LeavittJohn MartinBrian Maxwell (The Roda Group);  Warren MoonJerry RiceLeigh Steinberg (sports agent-m);  J Steven Young

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Record updated: May 2011
Sector: Medical
Year Founded: 1998
Headcount: 11-25 as of Jun 2003
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2011   Aug 2007
Capital Raised: 20.3M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Private