|Industry||Video hosting service|
|Founders||David Graff, Brian Kaiser, John Wirtz|
|Headquarters||Lincoln, Nebraska, United States|
Hudl is a product and service of Agile Sports Technologies, Inc. - a Lincoln, Nebraska based company providing tools for coaches and athletes to review game footage and improve team play. Its initial product line served college and professional American football teams; today the company provides video services to youth, amateur, and professional teams in football as well as other sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse.
Founded in 2006, the company is based in Lincoln's historic Haymarket District. Initially the company sourced talent from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, including the Jeffrey S. Raikes School; today the company has employees across a number of states in America and internationally, with office locations in London and Sydney.
In August 2013, according to Inc. Magazine, Hudl was the 149th fastest growing private company in the United States, and the fastest-growing private company in Nebraska. Hudl was the fastest growing private company in Nebraska again in 2014. By 2015, Hudl grew to 230 employees across four offices as it took on its first round of institutional funding in April with $72.5 million from Accel Partners.
In April 2015, Hudl announced plans to build a new global headquarters in Lincoln's historic Haymarket, where it has leased office space since shortly after its founding. The new building will be near Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena and Railyard entertainment district, and is expected to be one of the largest office buildings constructed in downtown Lincoln since 2006. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.
Hudl has acquired several of its largest competitors, as well as companies that offer complementary services to its high school sports video offering. In July 2011, Hudl acquired Digital Sports Video (DSV), which at the time was the company's primary competitor. A year later, in June 2012, Hudl again acquired its next largest competitor in APEX Sports Software of Lower Burwell, Pennsylvania.
In 2014, Hudl made moves into the international soccer market with its acquisition of Replay Analysis, while committing to open a London office, where Replay Analysis was based. Shortly thereafter, in September 2014, Hudl acquired Ubersense of Boston, Massachusetts, which specialized in slow-motion performance capture for athletes from recreational to Olympic and professional levels.
Less than a year later in the summer of 2015, Hudl acquired Sportstec, an Australian-based sports performance analysis company that served elite professional teams around the world. Following the acquisition Hudl relocated Sportstec's existing Warriewood office to downtown Sydney.
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