Our Mission is to enable everyone to support their club in a fair and transparent way

What is Tifosy?

Tifosy helps clubs raise funds online by connecting them with their global fanbase. We call it Fanfunding.

Fans are the backbone of any sport, whether they support the largest club in the world, or a small local team. At Tifosy, we believe that fans should have a voice when it comes to the management of their club, to ensure decisions are made in the best interest of the club, the fans and the community.

£924,813

AMOUNT RAISED ON TIFOSY

12,383

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

19

CAMPAIGNS

74

COUNTRIES CONTRIBUTED

Why Tifosy?

That is why at Tifosy we want to give fans the opportunity to influence the growth of their club and support it financially. Clubs have thousands and sometimes millions of passionate and loyal fans, who would love to do their bit to help their club progress – and they can make a real impact. We believe that clubs who are willing to listen to their fans can realise amazing things.

Let's make Fanfunding happen at your club.

We believe that clubs and fans working together can realise amazing things

Tifosy is based in London, United Kingdom. We love sports and are very passionate about what we do. Every day, we work hard to connect clubs and their fans all over the world.

Fausto Zanetton
Founder and CEO
Gianluca Vialli
Co-founder
Wouter Van Der Gaag
Co-founder, COO/CFO
James Pollock
Co-founder, Head of Sales & Marketing
Geoff Tidey
Co-founder, CTO
Nicola Verdun
Business Development Director

Join our team

We’re Tifosy. A company that’s here to help clubs to raise extra funds for important club projects through their most important asset – their fans. Using the power of Fanfunding, our campaigns encourage fans to contribute online in return for shares, interest or exciting club rewards, helping to develop their club's facilities, infrastructure and other projects that will benefit its future. We give everyone the chance to invest in the club they love. The company was founded by experienced professionals from the investment banking, FMCG marketing and sports marketing sectors, and by former Chelsea and Juventus player Gianluca Vialli – who is very much involved with the business.

Tifosy will only consider very enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, independent and super detail-oriented people, who are deeply passionate about sports, media and technology and see this as a great opportunity to make a real impact within an ambitious industry-changing start-up. We are small, so everyone we hire is an important member of the team and expected to take active ownership of their focus area. Working for Tifosy is ultra-stimulating but high-pressure and requires a real can-do attitude and passion to get results. Do not apply if you’re looking for a 9-to-5 job. Only apply if you get up in the morning full of energy, want to be an important asset to the team, enjoy delivering against tight deadlines, work extremely hard and always come up with a solution.

Frontend Developer

We're an exciting, new team building a product that will change the way that Sport clubs will raise money. We're looking for a frontend developer to help take us to new heights of UX heaven. You must be reasonably confident with:
  • Pair Programming
  • Javascript & jQuery (Backbone.js, Angular, Ember or something similar)
  • TDD (Jasmine)
  • Object oriented design
  • HTML 5 (& maybe a bit of SVG?)
  • Mobile, tablet & desktop design
  • Responsive CSS & SASS
  • Wireframing
  • Photoshop (or an equivalent tool)

You must be a strong communicator with a passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems. Maybe you're interested in D3.js or app development?

A love of sport will see you right at home in our organisation.

No recruiters please.

Junior Ruby on Rails Developer

We're an exciting, new team building a product that will change the way that Sport clubs will raise money. We're looking for a junior full-stack Rails developer to join our squad. You must be relatively knowledgeable of:
  • TDD (particularly with RSpec and Capybara)
  • Responsive CSS & SASS
  • Javascript (Backbone.js)
  • Relational databases (PostgreSQL)
  • Object oriented design
  • Git and Github

You must be a strong communicator with a passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems.

A love of sport will see you right at home in our organisation.

No recruiters please.

Internship - Dutch-speaking Marketing/Project Manager

You will support the execution of our Fanfunding campaigns in the Netherlands, working with the Campaign Manager, Head of Sales/Marketing and directly with the clubs, designing campaign execution plans and timelines, marketing materials, and delivering the daily activation and management.

Benefits of working at Tifosy
  • Exciting start-up in the sports industry
  • Work with leading professional sports clubs and top level marketing & finance professionals
  • Autonomy and opportunity to make your mark
  • Longer term opportunities for top performers
  • Fun-loving culture, team activities, drinks etc.
The Job Responsibilities
  • Pre-campaign research design and delivery
  • Designing campaign scope e.g. targets, timings, rewards/privileges, sponsorship etc.
  • Marketing strategy, communications planning, and marketing toolkit development
  • Campaign page design and implementation
  • Managing timelines and meeting contact reports
  • Ensure implementation with club personnel
Ideal Previous Experience
  • Leading/working with teams of people to complete complex projects in limited timeframe
Required Skills
  • Top project management skills
  • Proactivity, self-starting, problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills (speaking/writing)
  • Eye for detail and high standards in delivery
  • Fluent written and spoken Dutch and English
  • Passion for sports, tech industry and the media

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Introducing Tifosy, the frontier of fan funding in football
Vice Sports, 21st September 2016
When it comes to finding the money to survive, let alone thrive, there are plenty of football clubs that struggle on a week-by-week basis. These aren't generally Premier League or Championship outfits, though there are a good few of those whose chairmen would welcome a bit of extra cash.
Sports look for new tactics to raise cash from fans
Financial Times, 24th May 2015
Portsmouth Football Club needed a new place for young players to train. Lancashire Cricket Club wanted to build a hotel on its ground. Surfers in Bristol hoped to dig a huge artificial lake in a field outside the city. They all turned to fans for the money.
Portsmouth au participatif présent
L'Équipe, 11th June 2014
Racheté par ses fans en 2013 après une dégringolade en D4, Portsmouth compte sur le financement participatif (crowdfunding) pour poser les bases de son futur centre de formation. La collecte de dons a débuté mardi via Tifosy, une plateforme 100% foot co-créée par un Français de Londres.
Tifosy: Building Your Club's Future Through Fanfunding
COPA90
In modern football, the game isn’t only on the pitch. Clubs need to build themselves into successful businesses, and meet the needs of fans too. And to achieve those things, clubs need funding to develop their infrastructure – for example their stadium, academy or training facilities.
Work on Pompey fan-funded pitches set to start
Portsmouth News, 11th February 2016
Back in August 2014, supporters raised £270,000 to construct two Academy pitches at the Copnor Road venue. Organised through Tifosy, 5,494 different funders contributed to the three-month campaign, exceeding all expectations.
Your guide to City's #UpgradeTheParade campaign – and how to get involved
Bradford News, 10th March 2016
CITY'S Upgrade the Parade campaign was launched by Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli last month to great fanfare – but what is it all about? Here's your guide to the initiative. What is fan-funding and who are Tifosy? Fan-funding works similarly to crowd-funding used in platforms such as Kickstarter.
Lega Serie B, Lampedusa: un nuovo campo sportivo per l'integrazione
La Gazzetta, 8th July 2016
Le 22 squadre cadette, assieme a B Solidale Onlus e i fondi raccolti da Tifosy.com, realizzeranno la nuova struttura. Per abbattere paure, barriere e diffidenze bisogna conoscersi, e un buon modo per conoscersi è giocare insieme: da qui nasce l'idea di costruire ...
Web Summit. O que vem cá fazer esta gente do desporto?
Observador, 6th November 2016
Luís Figo, Rui Costa, Bruno de Carvalho, Patrícia Mamona, Tiago Pires, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Louis Saha, Mathieu Flamini, atletas olímpicos e muitos outros estarão por cá a pensar o futuro do desporto.
Basket, accordo Lega-'Tifosy': i fan potranno sostenere attivamente i club di Serie A
La Repubblica.it, 2nd March 2017
Tramite il Fan Funding - orientato da progetti trasparenti della Lega - i tifosi potranno investire in progetti volti a migliorare le infrastrutture della propria squadra del cuore: 'Le società hanno il dovere di diventare imprese di successo, per questo hanno necessità di ottenere finanziamenti continui' ha dichiarato il presidente Bianchi. Si parte con Varese e Brescia

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