Crownthrown, Inc.

11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$5m - $10m funding
Series a

CrownThrown, Inc. is building a democratized sports franchise ownership platform. We’re providing a classic ownership and investment vehicle that enables fans to share in the financial success of a sports franchise. Our flagship league, The Crown League, will be a national fantasy football league that will launch in September 2019. Our vision is to branch out to other fantasy sports (NBA, MLB, etc.), eSports and traditional sports in the future.

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Why join us?

  • ZERO LEGACY CODE. We're just getting started so you get to call the shots on the technical direction.

  • Flexible hours and use it as you need it vacation policy.

  • Modern high-rise 11th floor office in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Situated a block from BART and literally right next to the trans-bay terminal.

  • Well-known sports personalities have already signed on. Huge barrier to entry as we corner the market on talent.

  • We're only beginning with fantasy football. We're actively looking at applying our platform towards eSports and other traditional sports as well.

Engineering at Crownthrown, Inc.

Engineering team and processes

We have a flat structure where all the developers will report to the CTO. We'll re-evaluate the structure as we grow. From a process perspective, we run two-week sprints with daily stand-ups. Our story estimates are done in time units as it helps everyone calibrate more effectively. Being a young organization, our developers will play a large hand in the process' evolution.

Technical Challenges

From a technical standpoint, the challenge for us would be building a system that is a hybrid of content-driven and social. There are many moving parts that require thoughtful design and focused execution. The biggest challenge from a product perspective is to create something that makes sports fans viscerally feel that they are owners of a sports franchise. We want to be device-first (phone+tablet) with the eye towards a more robust web presence over time (probably not in year one).

Projects you might work on
  • We need to create a hybrid content & social mobile application. This app will also be responsible for fostering a sense of community among the fans, owners, and celebrity-level general managers. The major features will be content display / streaming, community messaging, and weekly contests for monetary prizes.

  • We will need to integrate with a third-party fantasy football management systems and data feeds. This will mostly be back-end / API-level work.

  • We need to integrate with a third party to provide our end-users the ability to buy and sell shares of our sports franchises. This is likely a web-based solution to start with the eye towards rolling into the mobile experience mid-to-late season.

  • We'll integrate a third-party headless CMS. This is a critical piece that will enable our non-technical content team to be able to publish articles and videos into our mobile app.

Tech stack
React Native

Working at Crownthrown, Inc.

We're a veteran leadership team with a scrappy mindset. Collectively, we have seen almost everything there is to see in the world of start-ups. IPOs, buyouts, mergers, and failures. We understand the rigors of start-up life and take a marathon, not a sprint mentality.

Perks & benefits
  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Flexible Hours

    Traffic in San Francisco is a challenge. Just make sure to make your meetings with your teammates. Group face time is important.

  • Generous Vacation

    Use it as you need it.

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located on the 11th floor of a building near the Sales Force Tower and the trans-bay terminal. Our office overlooks the trans-bay terminal park.

Our Team by the Numbers

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