Alexandre DreyfusCEO | Chiliz and Socios.com
Alex is a serial web entrepreneur with more than 27 years experience in the digital space, building and developing tech businesses. In the late 1990s, he pioneered Webcity, the web-based interactive tourism guide. After co-founding Winamax (the largest French online poker room) and Chilipoker in 2006, the underpinning technology platform was sold to Bally Technologies (now Scientific Games).
In 2012, he formed Mediarex Sports & Entertainment, and in 2013 acquired the Global
Poker Index (live Poker’s leading ranking authority) as well as The Hendon Mob (the largest live poker database in the world). Chiliz was formed in 2018, when the official whitepaper was published, with the mission of becoming the global blockchain leader for Web3 sports and entertainment. In the same year and as part of the project, Socios.com was
launched, the world’s first Fan Token powered, fan engagement and rewards platform.
Today, Socios.com is an official partner to over 160+ organisations across nine sport verticals and 25 different countries. Major sporting organisations, including the likes of FC Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Valencia CF, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Flamengo, Corinthians, River Plate and the national
teams of Italy, Portugal and Argentina have launched their official Fan Tokens on Socios.com.
In 2022 Chiliz took a step further in its mission to support the sport industry’s transition to Web3 with the launch of the Chiliz Chain, the first layer-1 blockchain for sports and entertainment, and Chiliz Labs, an accelerator / incubator programme aiming to support startups and developers working on new solutions for the sports industry.
The Chiliz Chain will lead to greater adoption of blockchain tech across sports and entertainment with brands invited to build Fan Tokens, NFTs and other digital assets with all fees paid in Chiliz native token $CHZ.
Chiliz has over 300 employees and regional headquarters in Miami, Madrid, Malta, London, Lyon, Istanbul, Milan, São Paulo and Switzerland.