Fundraise using fan experiences

NextFan is a platform that connects fans with their idols through exclusive fan experiences and merchandise sales. Our team brings decades of experience in technology, sports and entertainment to the platform.With NextFan, fans have access to unique content and experiences that bring them closer to the individuals they admire.

Our platform also provides creators with the opportunity to monetize their name, image, and likeness, and to build their brand and connect with their fans in new ways.

Whether you’re an athlete, musician, comedian, youth sports team, college NIL collective, fraternity, or any individual or organization with a fan base, NextFan offers a new approach to crowdfunding and fan engagement. From digital content to physical merchandise, our platform offers a variety of experiences for fans to enjoy. Sign up for NextFan today and start connecting with your fans, while making money, in a fresh and exciting way.

Meet our team

We’re a dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about what we do and dedicated to delivering the best results for our clients.

  • Mark Roah


    My passion for sports and entrepreneurship have led me to create NextFan. It’s the next step in a successful 25 year career as an entrepreneur, patented tech inventor, and marketing innovator. Building efficient and scalable technology based companies is almost as rewarding as seeing my Dodgers win a World Series.

  • Matthew Starkey

    Lead Software Engineer

    Born in 1984 in Johannesburg, and currently living in Durban, South Africa, I started making websites when I was 15, and have since progressed through various Senior Software Development roles over the last 15 years of my professional career. My free time is spent surfing and exploring my country on the back of a motorcycle.

  • Jason Butcher

    EVP, Athlete Relations

    I am a sports fanatic who has participated in multiple different sports throughout my life. I played outfield and pitched in college and was drafted in the lucky 13th round by the Dodgers as a pitcher. If they relied on my good looks, I'd still be playing. Now I'm helping athletes make the money I should have earned in college.

  • Rafael Benetti

    Frontend Software Engineer

    I am Senior Frontend Developer with 9+ years of experience in web development. Born in South Brazil, I have moved to Europe, where have found my passion for new cultures and languages. I spend my free time playing boardgames and travelling.

  • Paetin Nelson

    Software Developer

    I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, played for the University of Redlands Men’s Soccer team and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science.

  • MicGuire Monson

    Athlete Relations Manager

    Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Long Beach, California where I was raised and grew up around collegiate sports. I graduated from Boise State with a BS in Psychology while working for the Men’s basketball team at Boise State.

  • Julie Flanagan

    I love playing and watching all sports. I played soccer and volleyball growing up & played volleyball at Santa Clara University. I’m a former educator who loves making a difference in the lives of children. I have 4 kids who all play soccer. I love the beach, watching my kids play, running, and traveling.

Board of Advisors

  • Denny Hocking

    Played 13 years in the MLB, mainly for the Minnesota Twins and currently manages the U18 USA Baseball team.

  • Matt Reis

    Former UCLA Bruin national champion. Reis played 16 years in the MLS, primarily for the New England Revolution, then coached the USA National Team.

  • Nicole Reis

    Former UCLA Bruin softball national champion and professional US softball player.

  • Steve Shikiya

    Hollywood veteran currently the President of Imagine Entertainment, previously at Disney and 20th Century FOX.