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About 

Ray Austin

Former NFL player|​3xEMMY- Nominated |

Co-Founder | CEO| ATHLYT | Co-Founder |

Fan-Controlled Sports & Entertainment 

Ray Austin

Ray Austin is a dynamic force in the sports and business world, combining his expertise as a former NFL player with visionary leadership in athlete empowerment and fan engagement. As a former professional football player for the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets, Ray has transformed his on-field success into groundbreaking entrepreneurial ventures.

 

As the Co-Founder and CEO of ATHLYT, Ray empowers student-athletes to grow their personal brands through Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities. ATHLYT’s cutting-edge monetization platform connects athletes with national campaigns from top brands through 

financial literacy and other holistic programs.

 

Ray's influence extends beyond ATHLYT. As the official model for Ariat International since 2019, he embodies versatility and broad appeal. His role as Co-Founder and Commissioner of Fan-Controlled Sports & Entertainment (FCSE) highlights his innovative spirit. FCSE, the world's first fan-run pro sports and entertainment company, secured a $40 million Series A raise in 2021 with investments from Lightspeed, Delphi Capital, and Animoca Brands. This revolutionary platform, featured in GQ, Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, transforms fan engagement in sports, earning three Sports Emmy nominations for Outstanding Digital Innovation on Twitch in 2021 and 2023.

 

Ray Austin’s journey showcases the power of visionary leadership and relentless dedication. His work shapes the future of athlete monetization and fan interaction, inspiring the next generation to dream big and achieve greatness.

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