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HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, January 10, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Herd of Zebras gets listed on THE OCMX™
Herd of Zebras connects amateur sports league and referees through a matching smart phone app like Uber for referees. We recruit referees, conduct background checks, verify certifications, schedule, confirm on time field arrival, report scores and penalties, facilitate electronic payments, and provide income statements for our users. Our service is free for leagues and saves hundreds of hours in administration. We take a 20% pass-thru revenue from our referee providers.
We also have an LMS referee training program called ZebraU. We sell our 15-hour training classes ($49-$99/Annual Recurring) to side-hustle workers who become trained and then join our Herd of Zebras app for work assignment. Our retail referee equipment division called Zebra Dugout, supplies jerseys and equipment to our member referees.
We have a wholly owned subsidiary, Movedon Sports, which runs adult coed soccer leagues. All the referees for our leagues go through Herd of Zebras and allows us to expand our brand through vertical integration and provides a built-in testing platform for our products.
The OCMX™ is pleased to announce the listing of Herd of Zebras to its online portal which offers financial networks the ability to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
The OCMX™ has spent considerable time completing its due diligence on Herd of Zebras and concluded that there is indeed a tremendous potential for this company.
The OCMX™ noted that Herd of Zebras exhibits the main components of any solid opportunity, namely a solid management team, a great track record, and several key competitive advantages.
PROBLEM THEY'RE SOLVING
We provide 10 unique benefits to help leagues recruit, manage, pay, and manage data from referees in their leagues. Our service is free for leagues, and we take a 20% commission before paying the referees. This is the same "pass-thru" revenue model that built Uber and AirBnB.
We are not selling a new software service; we are redirecting the existing flow of revenue already present in the amateur sports ecosystem. We add a significant suite of management services to both leagues and referees. Referees don't mind the commission because our app facilitates instant payment transfer to their bank account.
WHERE THEY ARE HEADED
In November 2022, we launched our first of 10 referee training modules on our eLearning platform called "ZebraU", which allows to train and recruit a new generation of referees at a much lower cost than legacy referee training programs and solve the severe referee shortage.
We sell our LMS and ongoing referee support in an annual recurring membership of $49, $79, and $99 and an accompanying uniform and equipment kit for $29-49. This referee training ecosystem is frequently updated with value-ads and senior referee interaction.
We are developing Virtual Reality Software for the Oculus platform where referees can improve their sport-specific officiating skills and compete with referees from around the world in an Esports environment.
• There are over one billion amateur sports games played in the world each year! These games require 2 billion "referee hours" which is our unit of monetization. Referees make an average of $30/hr, which equates to a $60 billion annual industry.
• In Colorado alone, the Colorado Soccer Association was short 2,000 referees in 2022 to meet existing demand for scheduled games. There are nine other team sports with severe referee shortages and 49 other states plus significant international opportunities.
• A small independent, amateur sports league averages over $20,000 a year in referee expenses (our gross revenue). Larger leagues and municipality-run sports organizations can exceed $1M annually.
• We also plan to develop referee drones to replace side-line officials and Ai-infused center robots.
Rob Sigmon – Founder and CEO
With 30 years of sales management experience, Rob has started 22 businesses, including two franchises. He has served in the role of VP of Sales and CEO for several companies and have experience in the advertising, management consulting, SaaS tech, sports, restaurant, mortgage, and travel industries. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (MA) and the University of Colorado (MBA, International Entrepreneurship).
Evan Dressel – Director of Operations
With responsibilities over Customer Success, Sales, Marketing and Management, Evan has extensive experience managing two-sided technology solutions with his last employer providing a similar pass-thru revenue service called Sheer-Share connecting barber/salons and stylists nationwide.
Wyatt Whorton – Lead Software Developer
Wyatt learned multiple coding platforms, development ops, UI/UX, and security protocols at the City and County of Denver School System developing multiple mobile apps for educational and organizational users. In 2022, he has rebuilt our league web app, referee mobile app, database, customer success module, and our consumer website.
Alex Rose – Regional Sales Manager
Alex is responsible for recruiting referee and league users from social media lead generation to in-person demos with league owners and managers and is responsible for revenue growth in our pass-thru referee matching stream as well as our ZebraU LMS and retail equipment Zebra Dugout platform. He has extensive experience with matching apps from his success at Angie's List and Sports-based technology firms.
Paul Rieger – National League Director, Movedon Soccer League
Paul has over 10 years of experience in sports medicine and is a grade three certified referee with the USSF, having officiated games for the professional USL League. Paul has his EMT certification and nursing experience.
• Tie-Con 2016 Top 75 Start-Ups to watch, Silicon Valley.
• $1M in gross revenue since founding.
• $500,000 raised from private investors.
• 1,100 Referee Users and 34 League Users on the Herd of Zebras referee mobile app
• Completion of our first LMS referee training module for soccer in 2022.
• Releasing Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Football, and Hockey in 2023.
• LVC for Leagues = $60,000 / 3Years
• Referees in our system making $500+ / Week
ABOUT THE OCMX™
The OCMX™, established in 2009, is a next generation investor relations and marketing outreach firm. Through our online OCMX portal, we connect companies with financial networks, generating interest and awareness for their opportunity.
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