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Fan Owned Club

Giving all soccer fans the opportunity to own part of a European club

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Investor Panel

Investor Panel

Jason and Claudius interviewed Fan Owned Club on June 29, 2020. Play Video
Jason Levine
Founder @ Spirited Works. Stanford, NYU, Peerspace. Working move our economy and ways of living in a clear, ethical, sustainable direction.
Claudius Mbemba
CTO @ useneu.com. Alum: Techstars, Microsoft, OSU. Speaker & Tech Entrepreneur advising early-stage founders.
Strengths
says, "Emotional connection between fans and their favorite sports/teams is high. It’s easy to see the appeal of being a part-owner of a franchise, and with the exclusivity of sports ownership in general, there aren’t many similar opportunities. "
says, "Interesting take on fan engagement - marrying the shareholder model w/a media company. Showing traction as they’re currently working with a team in league 3. "
Advice
says, "It’s clear that business success is directly tied to playing performance and promotion to the next level, but it would be great to understand in detail how this novel capital strategy and ownership-structure compares with other clubs from a financial and engagement perspective. "
says, "Must keep shareholders (fans) entertained and engaged to be successful. Allowing fans to contribute user-generated content (UGC) and curating that to re-circulate will help to reduce the media burden of constantly producing new content."

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In the news

August 14, 2020
FC Pinzgau gives fans the opportunity to own part of an Austrian club with Champions League ambitions
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If someone told you that for a relatively small buy-in, you could own part of a European soccer club with Champions League aspirations, you'd be all ears, right? Well, U.S.
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden: The Austrian third-division club...
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Former Bayern Munich stalwart Ziege spearheading fan-owned club project in Austria
January 9, 2020
The game of football is becoming more and more of a corporate venture that treats fans as little more than sources of revenue. Rather than expressions of community pride, teams now often fill the need of various oil magnates, arms dealers, international conglomerates, and even energy-drink companies to satisfy their ego, control real estate, or provide debt or advertising vehicles.
Christian Ziege: 'If Gazza had run straight, he would have scored!'
November 13, 2019
Christian Ziege now coaches Austrian third division side FC Pinzgau Saalfelden The former Germany international coaches a side which includes his son Ziege looks back on his career, which included spells in Italy and England He was a member of the Germany team which reached the 2002 World Cup final Christian Ziege turns and nods to the mountains.
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