Mission-Focused, Athlete Driven
At Athlete+, we are on a mission to revolutionize how athletes manage their finances and build generational wealth. We believe every athlete deserves access to the same opportunities and resources, regardless of background or sport. That's why we've created the first fully inclusive financial services company committed to serving athletes' financial needs for life.
We are more than just a neobank; we are a financial fitness movement fueled by sport and powered by automation. This is about harnessing the potential of technology to expand economic opportunity for a segment of the population that is often overlooked and underserved when it comes to accessing banking and opportunities to build credit.
Our community comprises diverse individuals from many backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints, giving us an edge in everything we do. We are dedicated to helping our community of athletes win in life beyond sports through athlete empowerment, social influence, NIL monetization, and overall financial wellness. We are inclusive of all athletes in all sports and will work tirelessly to level the playing field for all. Join us on our mission to build a brighter financial future for athletes everywhere.
Since its inception, it's been clear that US college sport has never been purely about competition and is far from equitable. Females make up 54 percent of the student body, yet they only received 36 percent of sports operating dollars. The student-athletes who generate the [NCAA's] revenues, many of whom are African American and from lower-income backgrounds, end up with little or nothing.
As a result, these athletes lose out on potentially billions in salaries. Furthermore, too many athletes are lost to a broken spirit and a shattered identity after their playing careers are over. The identity crisis that can occur at the end of formal competitive athletics should be anticipated, planned for, and proactively acted on.
Colleges and universities should not just discard individuals after their playing careers end. Instead, they need to be providing athletes with the necessary resources to help them live up to the mantra of 'more than an athlete.'
Our vision is to empower a new generation of athletes to become entrepreneurs, social influencers, and leaders within their communities. We inspire confidence and provide resources to make this a reality through our fintech-first approach for athletes and athletic programs.
“The economy of college sports reflects the inequity that pervades society, where examples of structural racism are legion,” study authors Ted Tatos and Hal Singer wrote in an op-ed in Global Sports Matters.
As Black leaders throughout history have told us, controlling our finances is an effective tool to fight against a history of systemic racism.
And we take that seriously. Our team (many of whom are former athletes from diverse backgrounds) are a part of this culture. We're reinventing what it means to be an athlete and helping brands join us in this impactful journey. For us, this is more than technology; it's a movement.