Belfast tech start-up Pitchbooking scores £500,000 in Silicon Valley led funding round

A BELFAST tech start-up aiming to become the Airbnb of sports facility booking has secured £500,000 in new funding.

Pitchbooking has just landed the backing of a Silicon Valley investment firm.

Set-up in 2018, the Lisburn Road-based firm was born out of its founders’ frustration from trying to book local football pitches.

The start-up is the brainchild of Shea O’Hagan and lifelong friends Fearghal Campbell and Chris McCann.

The trio said their platform enables instant, online booking, offering greater access to sports facilities for the public while streamlining the facility owner’s admin processes.

Pitchbooking has grown well beyond football, catering for more than 25 sports, from Quidditch to Ultimate Frisbee.

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