Fantom (company)

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Fantom
Founded 2009
Founder Paul Healy, Áine Maria Mizzoni
Country of origin Ireland
Headquarters location Dublin
Publication types online sticker albums
No. of employees 5
Official website http://www.fantom.me/

Fantom is an online sticker album publisher and software developer founded in 2009. It is a privately owned company based in Dublin, Ireland. The company both sells the software platform to brands and licenses content onto its platform to create online sticker albums. The Fantom Online Sticker Album platform was launched in April 2012, using content from the US Impact Wrestling franchise. The company began life as a social media tool for politics, under the brand iCitizen. When this proved not to be a commercial idea the founders pivoted into the newly defined digital collectibles space. It won a place on the inaugural DCU Propeller Venture Accelerator in 2011, securing a €30,000 investment in the company.[1] Later that year a full Seed Fund round was completed bringing the total of outside investment in the company to €490,000.[2] Investors include the Irish government agency Enterprise Ireland, the AIB Seed Capital Fund[3] and a number of private investors: Kevin Neary, and Bloom Equity (Conor Stanley and Tadhg O'Toole).[4]

Clients[edit]

Several English soccer clubs use the Fantom platform as a digital engagement tool on their Facebook pages. These include Queens Park Rangers,[5] Derby County FC,[6] and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Licences[edit]

As of January 2013 Fantom held the following licences:

  • Impact Wrestling
  • UK Science Museum
  • Mattel
  • Monster Jam Trucks
  • Softies and Cuties

Own Brand Content[edit]

The company also develops its own sticker album content, with decks covering Countries, Endangered Animals, Space and Concept Cars.

Software Engine[edit]

The Fantom publishing platform is a suite of tools for creating online sticker albums, built in PHP and MySQL.

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