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Kitman Labs Announces First Deal in Brazil with Brazilian First Division Football Club, Grêmio FBPA

iP: Intelligence Platform to be Deployed Across First Team and Academy


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Menlo Park, California and  Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (March 19, 2024) – Kitman Labs, the global enterprise SaaS platform providing the only single, centralized operating system for performance intelligence in the elite performance industry, today announced a new deal with Brazilian First Division Football League, Grêmio FBPA.  Grêmio plays in the First Division of Campeonata Brasileiro Serie A and Rio Grande do Sol’s top state league, Campeonato Gaucho.

The Club will leverage several Solutions in iP: Intelligence Platform for the Men’s First Team and Academy, including: Performance MedicinePerformance Optimization and Coaching & Development.  The Platform combines medical, performance, coaching and talent development data into a single, integrated system that yields actionable intelligence to support specific operating and performance outcomes.

iP will serve as the singular advanced operating system for the Club, eliminating data and information silos, enabling cross-departmental communication and providing transparency and alignment across all stakeholders.  iP will centralize and combine Medical, Performance, Coaching and Talent Development data – providing Club practitioners with the insights and analytics necessary to support informed decision-making in real-time.

“We’re honored to be entering the Brazilian market with Grêmio FBPA, one of the most accomplished Clubs in the First Division and a Club with a proven track record of leading with innovation.   Grêmio has been very clear in their directives – leverage data and analytics to reduce injury; improve player health, wellness and longevity; optimize performance outcomes and build a powerful, sustainable talent pipeline stemming from their Academy,” said Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs.  “The Intelligence Platform will support the Grêmio Team by not only unifying and integrating data collected across the Club but converting that data into actionable intelligence to support the goals of each operating department – from the Medical Team to the Academy Coaches.”

“At Grêmio, we are committed to the development of top tier talent.  In order to be competitive, we need to be able to identify promising talent early and ensure we have the programs, processes and protocols in place to unlock the full potential of those players – not just for the First Team but for the burgeoning global transfer market.  This kind of pipeline creation and repeatable success can only be achieved with the right data and analytics infrastructure.  Our partnership with Kitman Labs, provides us with the resources and technology necessary to not only collect the right data across the Academy, but to generate the insights and intelligence necessary to inform decision-making across the Club, and puts Grêmio among the main sporting entities in the world,” said Marcio Ramos, CEO Of Grêmio.

Kitman Labs has an established track record of working with top governing bodies, leagues, teams and athletes across a variety of sports, including soccer/global football, basketball, rugby, and American football. The company’s technology is now used by over 2000 teams in 50 Leagues on 6 continents including the NFL, NBA, Premier League, MLS, National Women’s Soccer League and NCAA.

This launch follows other recent business strategy moves Kitman Labs has undertaken including two strategic acquisitions of The Sports Office and Presagia Sports, both made in the last two years. The combined companies represent the industry’s largest network of elite and youth organizations and largest dataset of talent, performance, and medical data for all stages of the athlete lifecycle.

About Kitman Labs:

Kitman Labs is the world’s leading sports science and performance intelligence company.  Kitman Labs powers iP: Intelligence Platform, the advanced operating system used by the largest and most innovative leagues, teams and regulatory bodies in elite Sport.  Our software solutions –  Performance MedicinePerformance OptimizationCoaching & Development and League Operations – have been designed to optimize human performance; enhance overall health, wellness and longevity; reduce injury risk; and drive operational efficiencies and value. Kitman Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

About Gremio FBPA : 

Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, known worldwide as Grêmio, is a professional football club based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is one of the most successful and popular sporting institutions in the history of South American football. Gremio competes in various national, continental & world competitions, always supported by its passionate fan base, made up of approximately 10 million fans today. It is one of the most successful clubs in Brazil, with numerous regional, national, South American titles and an interclub world cup.

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