Thirty-5 Capital, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, is proud to announce a new partnership with ProXR LLC, a St. Louis-based sports technology incubator that develops, markets and licenses innovative ergonomic grip designs.
Old Hickory Bat Company and ProXR, LLC announced today the launch of the XR line of premium high-performance baseball bats. The new innovative product combines Old Hickory’s premium baseball bat craftsmanship with ProXR’s pioneering sports grip technology that results in greatly enhanced hitting potential.
I first wrote about Grady Phelan, founder and inventor at ProXR, around 2013 in one of my early blogs, and I caught up with him again recently because something amazing just happened. Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez hit a 117 MPH, 432 foot shot over the wall, breaking a Fenway Park record... and he was using a ProXR bat.
FOX Sports coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Talking about ProXR Bat design and Francisco Cervelli's use of it. Plus, ProXR's BATtle Cancer to benefit Siteman Cancer Center project.
ProXR is the pioneer in ergonomic, angled knob bat design. Now ProXR is using our innovation to BATtle Cancer to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center’s efforts to communicate the need for regular cancer screening.
ProXR, LLC (ProXR), a St. Louis athletic technology startup, announced that Jay Williamson, president of The Gottlieb Organization/Wealth Solutions of St. Louis and former PGA Tour and current PGA Champions golfer, has joined ProXR’s board of directors.
Grady Phelan redesigned the knob on a baseball bat — an innovation for a product that hasn't changed much in 130 years. He was one of five grand prize winners in a Wells Fargo Works Project contest.
True Americans (i.e., baseball fans) know the most beautiful product of the wood turner's art is not a bowl or a bed knob, but a baseball bat. The elegant simplicity of its tapered form delights the eye, drawing it along the length of the barrel to the knob, where the shape concludes in a subtle curl, like the capital of a Doric column.
Stadia Ventures, the new St. Louis startup accelerator that focuses on early stage sports companies, has narrowed its applicant field from almost 200 startups to 11 finalists.
One of five nationwide winners in the Wells Fargo Works Project, Phelan said his company will use the money to target ballplayers in the 8-to-18 year-old range, by producing a batch of aluminum bats, which are allowed up through college, but are not used by professional players.