Miami-based Hispanic News station interviewed our founders and players, spotlighting our platform in its early stages
Soccer players find it difficult to play the sport they love
Marketplace connecting soccer facilities & players
Before connecting players under one platform, we noticed that we first needed a way to connect with the soccer fields where we would eventually host our players
We take a Business-to-Business (B2B) approach, where we partner directly with soccer facilities and provide them with an all-in-one management system: the Plei System (only management system made specifically for soccer facilities).
Part of the Plei System is the 'Reservations' page, where facilities can manage their day-to-day field rentals:
Our technology reads their field inventory and intelligently creates Plei App games on unused inventory. In doing so, we provide a win-win scenario: businesses win by capitalizing on unused fields, and players win by having a platform that empowers them to play with just 2 clicks.
On the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) side, once the game is created on the Plei System, it populates on the Plei App for our network of players to join.
Our technology takes care of making sure games fill up with the necessary amount of players to complete a game, as well as guides each player throughout the process so that they know exactly what to do once they get on the field.
Plei App + Plei System
Network of fields & players
A few of our partner facilities:
How we make money
Our B2B strategy has allowed us to build our company on top of a sustainable business model.
Most popular sport in the world
- Played by over 300 Million globally
- Viewed by 3 Billion globally
- Most consistently played sport in the world
With interest and traction already gathered, we will continue to grow exponentially as we partner with more companies and facilities and build soccer communities across the world.
One question we get asked a lot is: why not other sports?
We believe that each sport has its own set of problems that need solving and focusing on many sports at once can get distracting.
We are choosing to take a Peter Thiel approach, where we are focusing on one niche, growing that, and then in the future have the option to expand into other sports.
Scaling our services will give us leverage in the future if we decide to enter another sport. At that point, we will analyze the market and see if the opportunity is best to expand to other sports or to keep growing in the Soccer industry.
Soccer is the game that brings people together while being physically healthy & active. The communal and social nature of the sport is something that we will translate through our platform.
Apart from the Upcoming Features in the Product section of this campaign, there are other features we will integrate into our platform that will change the way players interact with the sport.
Ultimately, everything we do is for our community and their experience playing the beautiful game. We want to impact as many people as possible through our platform, one game at a time.
Sebastian Duque, CEO
An avid soccer player with a passion for innovative technology, Sebastian Duque grew up in Miami, FL. He graduated college at Loyola University Maryland in 2015, where he started an apparel company, Custom Sportswear (CSW). CSW provided custom apparel to different organizations at local Universities, cutting costs to save clients money, providing faster delivery times, and higher levels of customer service.
In January 2016, he promised himself he would start a company that would solve all the underlying pain points he faced as a soccer player. Fast forward to 2020, he has built Plei to where it is today with no institutional funding. Now, his mission is to spread the joy and excitement that soccer has brought him to the rest of the world.
Alejandro Duque, COO
Starting from a young age, Alejandro has been a serial entrepreneur. He was the type of child that would sell candy bars and waters to his friends at school. After graduating from high school and attending three semesters at university he quickly realized that his passion for building businesses was his driving force in life.
He left University and started a green energy company, BioElectric. Focused on the industrial market, BioElectric produced hardware that increased the efficiency of electrical consumption and optimized power factor, achieving an average reduction of 25% in energy consumption for high rises and households alike.
Sebastian and Alejandro, siblings, have worked together all their lives. In 2013, they worked as insurance agents building a successful health insurance agency. This business has allowed for Plei to remain bootstrapped and to keep reinvesting.
The two brothers come from an entrepreneurial family. Their parents emigrated from Colombia to Miami, FL in the '80s. In 1998 they founded a local insurance agency that has grown to become one of the most successful agencies in South Florida.
Witnessing the value of sacrifice and perseverance first hand, Sebastian and Alejandro developed an exemplary work ethic focusing on consistency, honesty, and discipline. Leading by example, they created a company that turns its attention to customer service and providing a lasting impact on communities.