Detroit startup Golfler, a company that builds course management software for golf facilities, has been acquired by Dallas’ Supreme Golf. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Golfler was able to raise more than $600,000 prior to the acquisition, led by local angel investor David Tessler and venture advisory firm Solidea LLC, a firm out of New York City with Detroit ties. The company was founded in 2015 by Jason Pearsall, a local attorney and golf course owner. Golfler won the 2015 PGA Show Top Buyers Choice Award and received second place at the Google App Awards.
“Detroit opens up so many opportunities for entrepreneurs to succeed,” says Pearsall, founder and CEO of Golfler. “By teaming up with local investors and being able to connect with like-minded individuals who believed in our product and wanted to see this company succeed, we were able to go from a small startup to a multi-million-dollar company in just two years, and we’re pleased to have landed such a big win on our exit with an industry leader in Supreme Golf.”
Pearsall was introduced to Tessler in 2015, who became the company’s chief business development officer.
“We’re excited to work with Supreme Golf to continue growing this technology,” says Tessler. “This acquisition is a perfect marriage of two cutting-edge technology companies poised to revolutionize the golf industry.”
Golfler had additional operations out of Flushing, Mich., where Pearsall and co-founder Kevin Carnaghi co-own the Flushing Valley Golf Course, which served as the testing ground for the company’s R&D. Pearsall has been retained as president and general counsel of Supreme Golf solutions.