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Fanzo is where fans rule. We rank sports fans based off their social media activity, recognize and reward them via the official Fanzo Score.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

There are billions of fans worldwide actively engaging in social media. They are part of a giant, social media street team acting as brand ambassadors on behalf of their teams. But they're lost in the noise. How do brands and teams reach them? Fanzo creates a signal out of the noise and ranks fans via Fanzo Scores. We've built a sophisticated system in the cloud that captures this social media energy and we organize a highly-fragmented market.


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    Paul Ingalls

    Experienced business builder and company leader who gave it all up to chase a dream. Previously co-founder & CTO at Smilebox, Inc. where he defined the culture and led the product team that built a service which touched hundreds of millions of people, and led to a successful exit for the investors ($40-million). Prior to Smilebox, Paul worked with the amazing team that built RealArcade at RealNetworks, redefining the casual games business. A grad

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    Dana Dyksterhuis
    Chief Community Officer

    Husker country (Omaha) gal to Seattle. Abandoned PR to pursue this dream of Fanzo and blown away by everyone’s unending support to make it happen with us. Met Paul after giving 15-second pitch (while shaking in my boots) at a Lean Startup event featuring Dan Shapiro. Prior path includes working with the Seahawks while at Qwest and CenturyLink, VP of Calgary Flames’ AHL team and PR Manager at Qwest Center Omaha (now CenturyLink Center Omaha). Form

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    Wayne Rambo
    VP of Engineering

    Working with good friends to build a great product and great company from scratch. First engineer hired, I architect and work on all technologies we use including Ruby, Java, Storm, Redis, Cassandra, Node.js as we plan for much much more. Prior: Zulily, Smilebox, RealNetworks.

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    Jenny Burgess
    VP of Marketing

    I have 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of online industries including sports and news, casual games and data analytics. At Starwave I helped launch, Peter Jenning’s The Century and Starbuck’s All Books for Children. At the Kellogg School of Management, I helped launch eBay’s inaugural affiliate program. I grew Smilebox from the ground up, attracting 13 million registrations through customer acquisition and SEO.


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    Joe Wallin, Davis Wright Tremaine