Playerfy is the go-to platform for straightforward football matchmaking. Everything from finding a pitch to meeting new players and setting up match days has become simple and frictionless.
€16.900 of €125.000 raised
Business Vision & Mission
Real-life Gamification - an environment where people are enabled to practice their favorite sports in real life combined with video gaming for personal development.
We combine technology with real-life to offer everybody the chance to do sports anywhere and anytime.
Playerfy is the app where football & sport lovers find the perfect time, space & teammates for their matches. Our matchmaking system provides the complete infrastructure to unite all the players and organise the perfect match day.
Because it should be easy for anybody from anywhere, to practice sports at any time. Technology can help new and old generations to better & easier organise and practice sports and socialise.
How it works?
The PLAYERFY Experience: Community, Playing, Socialising, Competing, Personal development.
The app allows the user to create a profile with all its details (age, name, position, picture, etc). From that profile, the user can search & join games created by others, or he can create an own matchday & invite other users. Also, the user can join an existing team, or create a new team (making him a manager). The profile will be rated by other users after each matchday, so the user will keep track of his evolution in time. This will help him & other users to find similar level players & matchdays, for a better experience. Through the app, the user or his team, will be able to find & join competitions suited for it’s level o play, and keep track of their performance.
Every Player is a pillar of a fast growing and dynamic community: can rate other players; chat with friends; keep track of the personal profile & achievements.
As a Manager: you can create public or private match days; create & manage teams; invite & accept/reject players/teams; accept/reject matchday requests; keep track of your matchday.
Players will be able to:
- easily find people to play sports with in both friendly environments by joining single match days or in a purely competitive environment through our competitions platform;
- join a like-minded sports-oriented community in which they can share their love for sports and make new friendships, share their stats, communicate with and rate other players' skills;
- track their own development through the in-app stats and strive to increase their ratings
- +2.000 total users;
- +400 daily active users;
- +800 total matchdays played;
- +13.000 ratings assigned between players.
- 1 large competition organized.
- 265 million people - play football worldwide
- 3.5 billion people - consider themselves football fans
- More than 40% of people over the age of 16 or older in major population centers around the world consider themselves interested or very interested in following football (FIFA)
- Over 700.000 football practitioners (professionals, amateurs, or just simple sports lovers) practice football in Romania - RFF (Romanian Football Federation)
- 48% of Romanian football fans practice sports, including football, daily or 4-5 times a week (GfK).
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playerfy/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/playerfy.ro/
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Risk 1 - Technological
Security Data Breach
There is a Low to No Risk of Any Security Data Breach because the Company uses Top Cloud Providers with High-Security Protection Measures. We employ firewalls, VPNs, database encryption, strict password management guidelines, and independent penetration testing companies as an additional layer of security.
Risk 2 - Technological
DDoS mitigation strategies and technologies are meant to counteract the business risks posed by the full range of DDoS attack methods that may be employed against our organization. Strengthening bandwidth capabilities, securely segmenting networks and data centers, establishing mirroring and failover, configuring applications and protocols for resiliency, bolstering availability and performance through resources like content delivery networks (CDNs).
Risk 3 - Commercial
Low user adoption rate
The app's capabilities as tested by all users left them in awe. Considering the market size, we also intend to expand into additional sports and niches
Risk 4 - Commercial
Based on user input, the company continually seeks to improve its features in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. For our exclusive models and procedures, we will also submit trademark and patent applications.
Risk 5 - Commercial
The company uses contracts, trademarks, nondisclosure agreements, and patents to preserve its competitive advantages.
Risk 6 - Financial
Lack of Financial Resources
The company is already establishing connections with various investment funds and private investors as a form of mitigation. Additionally, we are contributing with personal investments in cash and human resources. Also, we regard the EU Funds as an alternative until new investment rounds. Our B2B and B2C business models give us confidence that our revenue will be sufficient to draw in further investors.
Risk 7 - Financial
Lack of Scaling Opportunities
Mitigation Measures: Company will approach multiple markets in different countries to systematically attract new users and sports in order to guarantee strategic and organic company growth.
Risk 8 - Regulatory
Major changes in the data privacy legislation
Company merely serves as a "data processor," enabling our clients to capture, summarize, assess, and distribute the substance of their interactions. Our customers act as a ‘data controller’ and it is their responsibility how they use our platform. We seek external advice for each nation where we do business in order to be in compliance with GDPR Regulation, and we are creating a structure that permanently anonymizes all communications.
1. What is Playerfy?
The perfect tool for everyone interested in being part of a community, being active, playing sports, socializing and getting their share of personal development. Playerfy is the app that has the potential to revolutionize the way people practice sports in the near future.
2.How does it work?
Just create a profile, set your location and join an existing matchday, or create your own matchday.
3.Who are our users?
The user is anyone interested in football, communities, socializing and personal development. We estimate a market of aprox. 700.000 potential users in Romania only, and over 200 million worldwide.
4.What is our Business Model?
Our B2B Business Model is based on competitions or other sport events organised by companies. This is a fee based service.
For B2C , Playerfy we will charge premium users a monthly fee giving them access to premium features
5.What is the current status?
After one year testing period, Playerfy built a 2.500 users community playing daily matchdays in Bucharest and Romania. The User Profile offers all the features needed to play anytime and anywhere (join/create matchday, ratings system, notifications, chat, solo/team play). Also, we developed and currently we are testing the Competitions Platform, due to be released this autumn.
6.What is the long term plan?
With the first seed we aim to further develop the app (Field platform, gamification, new features), to create events, tournaments and promo campaigns in order to develop the community nation wide, and prepare for the EU Market expansion.
7.Why should you care?
Because Playerfy is an app created by users for users, and we think that it should be easy for anybody, anywhere, to practice sports at any time. With Playerfy we will help new and old generations practice their favorite sport and socialize.