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PoolExpert acquired by Rogers

Pool Expert LogoToronto based PoolExpert, one of Canada’s leading fantasy sports providers, announced their acquisition by Rogers Media earlier this week. While financial details were not released, this has to be a nice little exit for co-owners Ron Watson and Steve Hulford. Ron and Steve acquired PoolExpert in 2005 (the site was founded back in 1999) and grew the company over the last three years to hundreds of thousands of registered active players.

The duo are already onto their next venture, Filemobile, an on-demand social media platform company. Word is that Filemobile is growing fast and already profitable with clients such as: CTV, TSN, CBC, MTV, MuchMusic, and Molson. Starting a company is a tremendous amount of work and exiting PoolExpert should allow these two to focus their full attention on growing FileMobile as fast as possible.

Congrats on the exit guys! We’re looking forward to posting about the next win soon!