Our vision is to revolutionise the way social circles follow current events - including everything from football matches to political elections.

So how do social circles normally follow current events?

Pre-Event stage

First, there’s individual news consumption through one or multiple platforms.

Second, there’s interpersonal exchange: the members of the social circle discuss what they have heard or read and usually respectively predict the outcome of the event.

Event stage

Third, there’s the event itself. Whilst following an event on TV, one in two Germans uses their smartphone or tablet to gather additional information, bridge commercial breaks or discuss with others what they are seeing.

Post-Event stage

Fourth, there’s further individual news consumption and, of course, lots more interpersonal exchange.

So basically, there’s lots of interaction and engagement happening on various platforms. With Tippster, you will have everything in one app. Think of Tippster as a pl...
Our vision is to revolutionise the way social circles follow current events - including everything from football matches to political elections.

So how do social circles normally follow current events?

Pre-Event stage

First, there’s individual news consumption through one or multiple platforms.

Second, there’s interpersonal exchange: the members of the social circle discuss what they have heard or read and usually respectively predict the outcome of the event.

Event stage

Third, there’s the event itself. Whilst following an event on TV, one in two Germans uses their smartphone or tablet to gather additional information, bridge commercial breaks or discuss with others what they are seeing.

Post-Event stage

Fourth, there’s further individual news consumption and, of course, lots more interpersonal exchange.

So basically, there’s lots of interaction and engagement happening on various platforms. With Tippster, you will have everything in one app. Think of Tippster as a platform on which users can consume relevant news, challenge their friends in predicting the outcome of current events and engage in discussions. The platform concept follows a gamification approach: Users are listed in leader boards and they can earn points, unlock achievements, build a rank and win prizes. There’s no arguing about why sports-betting is so popular (€4.5 bn market in Germany), but why would people enjoy such a prediction game, that has nothing to do with making money? According to a scientific study that identified the psychological motivators behind betting it is not the potential monetary win, but much more the emotional experience that makes (sports-)betting so popular. Compared to betting hosts, we are replacing the potential monetary win with social interaction, thereby even intensifying the emotional experience. Our goal is to establish Tippster as the second-screen engagement tool of the future and thereby shape the future of media consumption, make current events even more exciting and incentive people to stay in the loop with what is happening in the world.
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Investors

Axel Springer Plug and Play
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Axel Springer Plug and Play A Home for Digital Entrepreneurs

Employees

Sebastian Vogt
Admin
Sebastian Vogt Sports addict & avid gamer. Social Lead @ Tippster