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Australian Social Media Company Moko Acquires 10% Stake In BigTeams

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 01 / 15

An Australian social media company called Moko Social Media signed a low seven-figure deal for a 10% stake in BigTeams, a Virginia-based company that produces websites and scheduling software for high-school athletic departments. Deal terms give Moko the option to acquire up to 23% of the company, w...

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