Deepen is a life-long sports fanatic who is living out his childhood dream by investing in this sector. He focuses on Courtside's opportunities across sports betting, media and wellness and has led several of the firms investments, including Beam (acquired by Microsoft) and The Athletic, where he served as a Board Member from initial investment, through their acquisition to The New York Times.
Prior to co-founding Courtside in 2016, he was a Partner at Interplay Ventures, an early-stage technology incubator and fund, where he was part of launching and investing in 10+ companies. He received his BA from University of Maryland - College Park, after which he spent three years at UBS and then founded a company building a CRM solution for professional and college sports teams.
Complimentary to Courtside, he serves as an Independent Director for 24 Hour Fitness, which is one of the largest fitness center chains in the US.
For his work at the intersection of sports, wellness and technology, he has been recognized as a Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 recipient.
Deepen has strong Baltimore/DC area sports allegiances. Outside of work, you can find him spending time in NYC with his wife Rakhi (who works at Major League Soccer), his two daughters (Prem and Remi) and son (Dez).