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Jason is a true business leader who has managed multi-million-dollar projects for Qatar Sports Investment (QSi), a prominent sports company. Jason has been involved in the media and sports business with multiple ventures in Middle East, Asia and Africa. Jason has a keen vision of what the future of sports will look like and believes eFans has the potential of becoming the premiere sports social media outlet. His knowledge and experience can only help eFans become popular worldwide.
QSi is the sports investment arm of the Qatar government and invests in sports related projects in Qatar and abroad. Last summer, it became the majority shareholder in the French football club Paris Saint-Germain. QSi was in the news earlier for its involvement with Qatar Foundation, who became the first ever sponsor on the jersey of FC Barcelona.
QSi is also the owner of the new and upcoming sports apparel brand called BURRDA Sport which sponsors the Qatar Olympic Committee, National Football Teams of Belgium and Tunisia, Marussia Virgin F1 Racing team, popular football clubs like OGC Nice, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Al Sadd, famous Rugby teams like Northampton Saints, RC Toulonnais and Wales National Rugby League, National Handball Teams like Great Britain, USA and Egypt.
Institutions like these have put Qatar on the map for sports and prove that it's no coincidence that Qatar was awarded the right to organize the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
eFans is looking to gain exposure through its affiliation with Jason Morais and hopes it will attract users for the major sporting event of 2012 - the London Olympics. “We are thrilled to have Jason as our first person on the Board. I am sure he’ll add amazing value to the company, this is a great day for us” says Stephan Maric, the CEO and Founder of eFans.
eFans is the only interactive website that connects all the pro teams and athletes of the world, from major franchises like The Los Angeles Lakers and superstars like Leo Messi to small-town pro and amateur teams and clubs, to their fans in a free, online community.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
eFans’ new look will now make the experience of interacting with favorite athletes and teams throughout the world even easier, faster and more enriching for those exploring the website. Users can get their latest results, photos, videos, blogs and comments through Live Feed and Spots Feed streaming. The new eFans look will also make it easier for fans to view and upload photos and videos and also create new athlete and team pages, which has always been the central theme of the website. New features such as games and shops will also be available for users when visiting the site. In addition, status posts can now be done on Facebook and Twitter directly from eFans.
eFans logged more than 1,3 million visits in 2010 without any advertising. Once people came to the site, they stayed an average of 14 minutes, which beats the most prominent sports and social networking sites.
In its third year, eFans has made great strides with only a small seed investment. Despite the financial crisis, Founder and CEO Stephan Maric has found innovative ways to improve the website and is greatly encouraged by commitments from several famous sports brands to sponsor ad campaigns.
eFans is the only interactive website that includes all the pro teams and athletes of the world from major franchises like The Los Angeles Lakers and superstars like Leo Messi to small-town pro and amateur teams and clubs and their athletes. eFans exists to connect all the teams and athletes of the world, big and small, with their fans in a free, online community.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Barcelona, Spain -- 05/12/2010 -- eFans (www.efans.com), a social network for sports fans, today announced the launch of customized sites for two of Europe’s sports-crazed countries: eFans UK and eFans Spain, all with local content and language. For the last two years, eFans has been connecting sports fans from around the globe, allowing them to share news, watch videos and chat about their teams' latest victories. Now, with sites devoted to individual countries, local teams and athletes will be featured as well encouraging more fan interaction amongst individual towns and communities.
From its office in Barcelona, Spain, eFans will be well situated to control the European versions of the website. Founder and CEO Stephan Maric feels that launching eFans sites for Spain and the UK is a crucial expansion of the business because it will include the teams and athletes from these countries that may only be popular on a local level, many of whom have strong fan bases. He adds that the vibrant pro sports activity in smaller cities and towns should not be ignored and represents many potential users and revenues. With the biggest event of all, the FIFA World Cup, just around the corner, eFans hopes these sites will dramatically increase its exposure in these two countries where soccer is king.
In addition, eFans just moved to Sunnyvale to the Plug and Play Tech Center where it will join a community of over 100 Web 2.0 start-ups. Since 2006 the Plug and Play Tech Center has helped new sites like eFans raise in excess of $450 million in venture funding. PlugandPlayTechcenter.com has become the ultimate place to launch and grow promising new technologies and eFans is counting on its new partnership to take it to the next level.
eFans is the only interactive website that includes all the pro teams and athletes of the world from major franchises like the NY Yankees to now small-town pro teams and clubs and their athletes. eFans exists to connect all pro teams and athletes of the world, big and small, with their fans in a free, online community.
Monday, September 14, 2009
With the NFL season kicking off and MLB playoffs just around the corner, eFans aims to connect users with athletes, sports teams and other sports fans through its network of individual and team profiles. Additionally, the site's integration with Facebook Connect allows users to share eFans content and actions with their friends on Facebook in one easy step.
"As we all know, sports is a constantly changing arena, which makes it tough to stay informed of all the latest news," said Stephan Maric, CEO and founder of eFans. "At eFans, we provide a central location for everything sports-related -- from scores, videos and news to connecting with other fans in a meaningful way. Above all else, we are working to engage those who are truly passionate about sports and want to share that passion with the world."
Sports fans, teams, leagues and athletes have proven quick adopters of social networking technologies, as demonstrated by the new NFL and MLB social media use guidelines. From Shaquille O'Neal to Kobe Bryant, athletes are using the popular micro-blogging site, Twitter, to connect with fans. In order to harness this enthusiasm, eFans has added Twitter integration to the site, allowing users to directly update their Twitter feeds from the eFans site. Additionally, a separate real-time feed for site visitors and instant chatting functionality allows individual users to connect with each other directly.
"The real-time features we have added to the site ensure eFans users can share opinions, news stories and status updates in the quickest way possible," continued Maric. "As sports fans can attest, staying connected to the latest developments in the sporting world is really the name of the game."
eFans will be adding fantasy sports features and a sports memorabilia, ticket and souvenir shop in Q4 2009.