BOSTON - Aug. 26, 2019 - PRLog -- Thuzio and The Players' Impact (TPI) are partnering on an multi-market event series to connect Thuzio's executive level membership community with TPI's sizable professional athlete community.
Thuzio is a sports events and media company, which produces a national event series featuring live interviews with sports icons in premium hospitality settings for a business membership community. The company will host 60+ member events across eight U.S. cities this year, including events at the Super Bowl, NFL Draft, NBA All-Star Weekend, and The Masters. Thuzio's membership base boasts seven of the top ten U.S. banks, six of the top ten U.S. consulting firms, and four of the top ten B2B SaaS companies. Thuzio was founded in 2012 by Tiki Barber (New York Giants), Mark Gerson (GLG), and Jared Augustine (Seamless/GrubHub).
"One of our visions for Thuzio is to better connect the business community with professional athletes and vice versa. Our event series is doing that in a unique and powerful way," said Barber. "Our community is comprised of successful and influential athletes, business people, and brands. We are often able to connect the dots by creating meaningful experiences and mutually beneficial opportunities for all parties."
Founded in 2017 by Tracy Deforge, TPI is a membership platform built exclusively for current and former professional athletes looking to preserve and build wealth. Membership includes access to collaborative investment opportunities, education, and business resources all within a peer network to help athletes grow their off the field endeavors. TPI also provides members with access to an extensive community of thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, venture investors, industry experts.
Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Marques Colston joined TPI as a Partner in March and serves as Managing Director.
"We are excited to partner with Thuzio in our commitment to enhancing the value TPI provides to the athlete community we serve," said Colston. "Thuzio, as an athlete founded company, aligns perfectly with our mission, and this partnership will enable us to activate TPI in new markets alongside strong corporate partners."
In July, Thuzio launched an equity crowdfunding campaign and is currently raising capital to expand to 20 U.S. markets, develop its original content, and lead the category of "Live Sports Storytelling." For more information, visit https://www.seedinvest.com/thuzio.
For more information on TPI, visit https://www.theplayersimpact.com