Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer | ATHLYT
Co-Founder | Fan-Controlled Sports & Entertainment |3xEMMY- Nominated
Ray Austin, Co-Founder and CEO of ATHLYT, empowers student athletes to grow their personal brands through NIL opportunities. With ATHLYT cutting-edge monetization platform, student athletes connect with national campaigns from renowned brands like Target, Best Buy, Verizon, Walgreens, and more. Ray's dedication to their success is unwavering, providing a catalyst for athletes to maximize brand value and leverage their unique talents. By facilitating strategic partnerships, Ray revolutionizes how athletes monetize their NIL rights. With ATHLYT as a frontrunner in athlete branding, Ray's visionary leadership shapes the future of athlete monetization. Austin is also a former professional football player for the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets. Austin also becoming Ariat International's official model in 2019 to present. Austin the Co-founder & Commissioner of the Fan-Controlled Sports & Entertainment (FCSE), the latest hot mobile sports technology platform. FCSE is the world's first fan-run pro sports and entertainment company who received a $40 MILLION Series A raise in 2021, with lead investment groups Lightspeed, Delphi Capital, and Animoca Brands. Fan-Controlled Football has received a great amount of press including publications in GQ, Forbes, Fortune, Slate Magazine,The Wall Street Journal, Pardon the Interruption, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated, just to name a few. FCF also has a partnership with NBCLX, Peacock and DAZN for their linear distribution. FCF has also been nominated for 3 Sports Emmy's for Outstanding Digital Innovation on Twitch 2021 and 2023.