JAMBOS Analytics was started by the highly successful team that created Big League Advance (BLA) in 2016, an innovative company that uses predictive analytics as a decisional basis to invest in the professional careers of minor league baseball players. BLA, was the idea of Michael Schwimer, a former Major League pitcher with a background in finance who spent three seasons in the minor leagues before making it onto the mound in the MLB. The company gained steam when Schwimer partnered with Paul DePodesta, the former GM of the LA Dodgers, current Chief Strategy Officer of the Cleveland Browns, and one of the key figures of the book, Moneyball.
BLA’s business model has been tremendously successful both financially (it has raised over $150 million), and through the inclusion of investors and Board members such as Marvin Bush (Managing Partner, Winston Partners) and Steve Duncker (former Partner, Goldman Sachs). Building on the tremendous success of BLA, Schwimer and his team developed new and innovated approaches to using predictive analytics in other sports and other areas of the sports industry. They realized quickly that they could provide products which were more accurate and could provide more value than anything that existed in the sports betting ecosystem. That was when, with the financial backing of BLA, JAMBOS Analytics was born.