Gol Labs brings together the world’s 3.5B soccer fans on a mobile-only content and chat platform delivering real-time sports news, entertainment, and community.
Human beings love football (aka soccer). According to a study by Repucom, 44% of the world’s population is a football fan; to put this number in perspective, that’s roughly 2X more football fans than Facebook users and 16X more than Snapchat — and these are by no means casual fans.
At Gol Labs, our mission is to develop a set of world-class products and services that will aggregate the global football audience, enable football to effectively unbundle from general platforms, and give the sport the opportunity to monetize as efficiently as a technology company. With the amount of digital engagement football drives, FC Barcelona with its 350M+ fans should be valued as much as Twitter and its 310M monthly active users.
If there is one thing we hope to inspire, it’s more US based start-ups leading on big, focused challenges affecting the entire world, not just few million millennials in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. At Gol Labs, we believe the best companies are built around absolute certainties, not the latest trends, and as long as there are people walking the earth, there will be a football match happening and an internet enabled mobile device used to follow it.