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Angel investing in athletes

Moonshot lets athletes fund their professional career in exchange for a share of their earnings. For example, an aspiring Tennis player may raise $200K from a community of backers to cover travel and tournament costs, in exchange for 5% of their prize money.

Jobs at Moonshot

London, UK / Remote ()
$50k - $100k
0.50% - 1.00%
3+ years

Company Launches

Moonshot - Angel Investing in athletes 🏈🎾⚽️🏀🚀

Support you favourite athlete early on, share some of their future success
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Moonshot
Founded:2022
Team Size:2
Location:London, United Kingdom

Active Founders

Dimitris Nikolaou

Dimitris co-founded Moonshot after spending 4 years as an engineer at Palantir, where he also met Youssef. Before that, he graduated with an MSc in CS from Imperial. During studies, he did a few internships as a Data Scientist and at a Hedge Fund. He played basketball professionally in the past and is now heavily involved in endurance events like long distance running and triathlon.

Dimitris Nikolaou
Dimitris Nikolaou
Moonshot

Youssef Rizk

Youssef co-founded Moonshot after a 4 year stint at Palantir as a software engineer, where amongst other things, he led Palantir's startup practice, and met his co-founder, Dimi. Before Palantir, Youssef obtained an MEng from Imperial College London in EEE. Youssef co-founded Moonshot to recognise the privilege that he had to capitalise on his education that many people much smarter do not (https://moonshot.li/2022/08/21/why-im-building-moonshot).

Youssef Rizk
Youssef Rizk
Moonshot

Selected answers from Moonshot's original YC application for the S22 Batch

How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?

Straight out of college (same college for both actually), we joined the same company on the same day and have been friends ever since (~4 years). We've actually been flatmates for the past 6 months as well :)