Spontly, a fan app platform that specializes in football, rugby, golf and tennis, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 funding goal on Seedrs. The platform, which enables sports fans to stay up-to-date with their favorite club teams and eliminate the inconvenience of having to check multiple apps, took to the equity crowdfunding platform last month looking to secure the funds to sustain the platform and to improve the commentary and play statistic quality on the app.
As previously reported, the company stated its platform is comprised of branded apps for supporters of what currently stands at over 200 sports clubs, with the majority of these are communities created for fans of professional, senior sports clubs. Spontly CEO, Jim Mann, recently explained:
“Improved data will allow quicker updates to live scores, squad profiles and league tables as well as latest news and scores from other clubs around the league. Elsewhere, a responsive website will empower users to do all they do in the app online, whilst video highlights will give fans the ability to watch action of their favourite club wherever they are.”
Also revealing the reason why he and his team decided to use crowdfunding, Mann noted:
“Crowdfunding is a natural fit for us. We’ve always wanted to give fans a sense of ownership and belonging in their communities. That’s why we have individual apps for each club rather than an all-in-one solution. It fits with our ethos, offering fans a financial stake in what we are building. And with the minimum stake being just £10 we’ve made the opportunity accessible for everyone.”
The campaign is set to close later this month.
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