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FlightGear
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States United States
Founded in: 2014
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 08/2014, Accelerator/Incubator: $25 k
Investors: David Roger
- Date: 05/2014, Accelerator/Incubator: $5 k
Investors: Sara Hill
Short URL: vator.co/flightgear
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FlightGear

The ultimate app to discover the cutting-edge in sports, gear, and action.
Startup/business
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States United States
http://appstore.com/flightgear

Phusion was started to create cutting edge apps with a focus on mobile, e-commerce, and social. Our first product is FlightGear which is a supercharged discovery engine for sports, gear, and action. Phusion was funded through two Vegas Tech Fund (Tony Hsieh's fund) incubators: The Mill for $5,000 and Progression Labs for $25,000.

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Company description

FlightGear is a supercharged discovery app for the cutting-edge in sports, gear, and action.

Connect with friends to create a global dialogue and get hyped over the coolest gear from the world's top brands. It's about the wow moments in sports or your friends in action.

You can tag and create collections of your favorite content. You can show off your gear, create wish lists, and see what athletes have in their closet. FlightGear is the place to get inspired and activate your interests. It's about shifting into overdrive for speed and performance like the top gear in a race car.

Ultimately, the idea is to provide the best place to give people permission to try something new, push through barriers, and get equipped to win both on and off the field.

The future of FlightGear will be to personalize recommendations with seamless fulfillment of product purchases and lifestyle deals.



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Business model

FlightGear is a mobile application built around sports and gear. The business model will be through a combination of affiliate fees for pushing traffic to e-commerce partners on gear and advertising. The future may include game and event ticket sales, deals to adventures (sports tourism), direct sales of merchandise, and a secondary marketplace for gear.

Competitive advantage

Most mobile experiences for shopping are terrible and not optimized, yet we live in the golden age of mobile.

Broad based social networks are not hyper focused on gear and sports, and they are full of noise. Secondary marketplaces like eBay cannot take advantage of great design and the hundreds of millions of artisitic and well-crafted photos in the sports and action world. FlightGear is similar to Pinterest in this respect but they are skewed mostly toward female users.

FlightGear caters to sports and action fans in a way that is cool and exciting to users that are into the NFL and NBA, surfing, skiing, Red Bull, car racing, street style, training & fitness, hiking & adventure, etc.

With the right team and funding in place, the goal would be to catalog all of the world's coolest gear, make it accessible, and easy to purchase with real-time pricing updates.

 

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