Global Fan Exchange is a marketplace for fans to invest in and ultimately trade securities tied to athlete and celebrity ventures. We have approached the platform from both an issuer and fan perspective and invented a methodology that we believe has the potential to benefit all participants.
Athletes and celebrities are offered an innovative financing solution while building a loyal group of brand ambassadors who have a vested interest in their professional careers. Fans are offered the opportunity to engage with celebrities and athletes in an entirely new way, receive dividends, and eventually trade their holdings with other fans. The future of fan engagement is here.
Horizon is a leading fintech company offering a complete one-stop shop for securities trading and compliance technology.
Horizon Sports X provides securities issuance, KYC/AML onboarding and dividend payment services for issuers and investors alike..
Ryan McNeil, GFX’s newly appointed CEO, earned All-American honors at the University of Miami and is a former All-Pro defensive back who played eleven seasons in the NFL.
During his NFL career, Ryan founded the Professional Business & Financial Network, an organization designed to provide professional athletes with the fundamental tools they need to succeed in business. In addition, he also published OverTime Magazine (OT) The business and lifestyle guide for professional sports. Ryan currently is the Founder and CEO of SportsID, Inc. a new sports technology company focused on lessoning the fragmentation of the sports ecosystem while increasing the efficiency through data, analytics and statistics.
Ray is a former American football player and the former general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Ray played free safety at Duke University and was all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) twice. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and played three seasons as linebacker. Prior to his position with the Browns, he was director of pro personnel for the Kansas City and a scout for the Atlanta Falcons.
Garrick Jones is a veteran of three professional football leagues. He played 4 seasons in the National Football League, as well as 4 seasons in the Canadian Football League.
Garrick is a proven leader with the qualities of a battle tested leader on and off the field. He is Commissioner of SDFL, a new developmental football program with a focus on education, personal development, business acumen, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and influence. He is also President of the Huddle Up Foundation of Houston, responsible for developing athlete initiatives surrounding financial literacy, social justice reform, and community development.
Additionally, Garrick currently sits on the Board of Directors for the NFL Player's Association-Houston Chapter and the Advisory Board for IMPACT Sports LLC, a company focused on the development of concussion reducing helmets for all athletes.
Innovative venture financing
Each offering is personalized to fit the celebrity or athlete’s goals. The capital raised enables celebrities to jump start their ventures with meaningful capital.
Brand-building with a purpose
Because we use equity crowdfunding, celebrities and athletes may legally promote the opportunity to fans and invite them to own a stake in their future.
Established athletes and entertainers
GFX’s strategic advisory board includes media heavyweights and sports leaders like Ryan McNeil and Ray Farmer to ensure each offering is best suited for the celebrities and athletes.
We combine Wall Street (Finance) and Silicon Valley (Tech) to ensure celebrities are protected and compliance requirements are met utilizing our proprietary technology.
GFX has a first-mover advantage, with what we believe to be the only complete platform and app to support fan engagement offerings and trading.
Fans participate for as little as $25. After any holding period, we aim to make shares available to trade on the Upstream trading app. International shares may trade immediately.