We invest and grow
Next Generation
Sports Companies.

 

We live and
breathe Sports.

 

We turn potential
into performance.

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Who We Are

Founded in 2017

40
Members
19
Companies
4
Million Invested

We are a diverse team of experienced sports industry & business professionals and investors.
We value inclusion, innovation and collaboration.
We are a member-based organization that operates as a network.

Executive Team

Kate Delhagen

Founder / President

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Kate is a proven senior leader, board director, entrepreneur, and angel investor with deep digital and commercial experience in consumer goods and service sectors. In 2017, she created a new investor network, Oregon Sports Angels, to focus on early stage sports product and tech companies and teams.

Prior to launching OSA, she concluded a 12-year run at Nike, where she created and led Nike’s Global Digital Wholesale Business Strategy & Operations. She also held senior strategy and general management roles at Nike, lucy activewear, Forrester Research, Starwave (ESPN.com), and Rodale Press.

Kate’s a Built Oregon board member, an active alumni volunteer for Princeton University, a board member for two outdoor brands, and a passionate advisor to several Oregon-based consumer product startups.

FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: I LOVE TO RUN. Also, bike, swim, gym-rat-nastics.

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: March Madness. Track & Field. Ninja Warrior.

FAVORITE SPORT MOMENT: Shalane Flanagan’s F* Yeah 2017 NYC Marathon Victory.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Give more. Get more.

Sandy Pressley

Founding Member / Secretary

Advisory Board: Looptworks

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Sandy is a proven leader with 35 years of experience in the Sport and Fitness Industry, the last 29 with the iconic brand, Nike. Her first role with Nike was in Visual Merchandising as the company was beginning to establish a strong and more demanding retail footprint. Over the course of her time at Nike Sandy advanced to hold Vice Presidential leadership positions in Geography General Management, Marketplace Transformation, Product and Merchandising, and Women’s Category.

Never afraid of a new challenge or opportunity to learn and grow, Sandy readily accepted opportunities to live abroad and gain global business and cultural experiences. She held leadership positions in Asia Pacific in Retail Development and in Europe as the Vice President of Product and Merchandising.

One of the things Sandy enjoys most is leading and working with diverse teams to help individuals succeed and teams win. She continues to be a mentor to up-and-coming talent in the Sport and Fitness Industry. Additionally, and regardless of where she lives, Sandy involves herself in her community. She currently serves as a Board Member for p:ear, a non-profit organization devoted to working with, and providing for, homeless youth in the Portland area.

FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: Sandy is a fitness enthusiast! She loves riding hard on her Peloton bike to achieve personal best performance and, when off the bike, running to stay in 5K shape.

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: Women’s Gymnastics! I was a gymnast growing up and I’m amazed at the level of today’s performance.

FAVORITE SPORT MOMENT: Watching the Olympics – Summer and Winter. I love to hear the athlete’s personal stories and watch them reach their dreams.

WORDS TO LIVE BY OR FAVORITE QUOTE:
Trust your gut! It is usually right.

Jinky Panganiban

Founding Member / Treasurer

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Jinky is an accomplished global executive, coach and mentor with over 20 years of international experience in general management, merchandising, strategy, brand and product creation at Nike. She’s managed businesses across Asia, Latin America, U.S. and Europe, in country, regional and global roles.

Jinky started her career with the Nike Distributor in the Philippines as an Apparel Line Manager and culminated her Nike stint as the VP/GM for the Women’s business in Emerging Markets. In this role, she led the launch of the Women’s offense in Asia (except China & Japan), Latin America and Africa, that started a sports movement for tens of thousands of young women in these growing markets.

While at Nike, Jinky was also a huge proponent of Diversity and Inclusion and was an active coach and mentor for both the Asia Pacific Network and the Women of Nike.

Jinky is currently a mentor to start-up founders, for the SPM Program at the University of Oregon and for the Built Oregon Accelerator Program. In addition, her consulting business helps diverse women-owned / led companies grow.

FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: Yoga, every day at 9am.

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: Basketball, and my heart is with the home team. Go Blazers!

FAVORITE SPORT MOMENT: Tiger Woods staging the greatest comeback in sports at the 2019 Masters.

WORDS TO LIVE BY OR FAVORITE QUOTE:
There are times when it is better to be kind than be right. —Dad

Announcements

OSA INVESTS IN QUINTAR, TECH COMPANY THAT BLENDS PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL SPORTS EXPERIENCES

April 14, 2022
Supporting our mission of investing in next generation sports companies, OSA is excited to announce an investment in Quintar, the world’s first fan technology platform that enables live sports metaverse experiences. Quintar makes it possible to blend physical and digital experiences at sporting events and as part of live sports entertainment programming. OSA is thrilled to be partnering with Quintar as it reinvents how fans interact with the game.

OSA INVESTS IN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL BOOKING
ENGINE, ENGAGE

April 12, 2022
It’s been called “the Airbnb for events” and it’s OSA’s latest investment. Engage is a unique platform that simplifies the process of booking athletes, celebrities, events and more. With its innovative web-based technology, Engage digitizes the entire booking process, making it so much simpler for user and talent. In addition, Engage represents an impressive roster of current and former professional athletes and media celebrities.

How We Work

We Focus

On sports product, technology and innovation companies across the United States.

We Screen

We continually evaluate new ideas and potential deals for our quarterly pitch sessions.

We Invest*

We provide startup funding for sports product, experiential and technology companies that have achieved an early level of market success and consumer adoption.
*Our members are individual investors

We Partner

With other Angel investors, seed and venture funds, local sport & educational institutions. For OSA, investing in startups is a team sport.

How You Benefit

Beyond startup funding, our individual investors mentor, open doors and provide unique networking opportunities to create a competitive advantage for your business.

OSA Pitch Cycle and Events Calendar: 2022

January February March April
Mar 2: Quarterly Pitch Day
May June July August
Jun 1: Quarterly Pitch Day Aug TBD: Annual Membership Mtg
September October November December
Sept 7: Quarterly Pitch Day Dec 7: Quarterly Pitch Day

Key:

Screening. OSA is accepting submissions to pitch during these months.

Due Diligence. OSA is not accepting submissions to pitch during these months.

January February March
Mar 2: Quarterly Pitch Day
April May June
Jun 1: Quarterly Pitch Day
July August September
Aug TBD: Annual Membership Mtg Sept 7: Quarterly Pitch Day
October November December
Dec 7: Quarterly Pitch Day

Key:

Screening. OSA is accepting submissions  to pitch during these months.

Due Diligence. OSA is not accepting submissions to pitch during these months.

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