Our Mission is to enable everyone to invest in sports in a fair and transparent way

What is Tifosy?

As the only global fully authorised sports crowdfunding platform, Tifosy enables fans and investors globally to invest in sports in a safe, transparent and easy way. We call it Fanfunding.

You no longer need to be a billionaire to invest in professional sports clubs. The power of Fanfunding ensures that through many smaller investments, a club can raise several millions and realise amazing projects.

£1,851,574

AMOUNT RAISED ON TIFOSY

13,504

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

22

CAMPAIGNS

76

COUNTRIES CONTRIBUTED

Why Tifosy?

With billions of people engaging through social and digital channels on a daily basis, clubs have amassed massive global fan bases with supporters in every corner of the planet. Even small clubs can count on vast legions of loyal supporters locally and internationally that are connected to them digitally.

These billions of global fans represent an enormous and untapped investor base that can make a real impact. We believe that clubs who are willing to listen to their fans and embrace Fanfunding can realise amazing things.

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
Geoff Tidey
Co-founder, CTO
James Pollock
Co-founder, CMO and Head of UK
Nicola Verdun
Head of Italy/Spain
Natacha Tannous
Head of Germany/France
Tommy Aylmer
Chief Legal Officer
Alex Kossmann
Head of Finance & Analytics

Join our team

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.

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.

Graphic Designer / Video Producer Internship

Description of role
  • Design engaging creative communication content including social media graphics, website & email banners and upselling/promotional sales graphics.
  • Script/storyboard, film and edit engaging video content to use as main campaign film, club social media content, and Tifosy promotional content.
  • Working closely with social & marketing teams to ensure brand guidelines are followed precisely and best practices are followed.
  • Create content based on a rapid, high quality turnaround to ensure maximum growth and engagement.
  • Ensure content is of a consistently high standard.
  • Assist with campaigns on social media.
Skills required
  • Naturally creative with excellent design skills
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Able to film independently whilst tightly following a given brief. Creative flair whilst filming as well as ability to capture interviews.
  • Knowledge of video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • You live and breathe the internet and social media
  • Experience of working in a sporting environment a big advantage!

When applying please provide a portfolio highlighting a variety of your work.

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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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