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Monthly Recap #2

Welcome to our Monthly Recap. This blog series provides insights into the events of the past weeks at the end of each month. The topics always revolve around startups, sports, professional athletes, and entrepreneurship. Readers will find information about interesting articles, podcast recommendations, newsletters, as well as profiles of entrepreneurially successful athletes. 🚀

FYI: All athletes who want to delve deeper into the startup world should register for free on our platform.

Headlines of the Month

Why many pro-athletes are so bad with money

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered" - he quote by George Best is something many have heard or read before. What sounds funny is unfortunately bitter reality in some cases. There are numerous instances where former professional athletes fall into a pit after their active careers.

The lack of preparation for life after sports leads to financial problems. The reasons for this are outlined in this interesting article.


The Blueprint Athlete by Mario Götze

Those who follow Mario on LinkedIn are aware that he is one of the few professional athletes who have been preparing for a second career outside of sports early on. Collaborations with globally renowned brands, building a personal brand, real estate ventures, stocks, investments in startups - the footballer is active in many fields.

His latest project: a blog series on LinkedIn. In concise articles, he outlines his vision of a role model athlete, or as he puts it, a "Blueprint Athlete." You can find the first edition of the series here.

© Mario Götze

Snoop Dogg joined LinkedIn

Not a sports figure, but still an intriguing headline. The rapper Snoop Dogg joined the LinkedIn platform a few weeks ago.

Since then, he has been regularly posting content there. Why he joined the network and what his conclusion about it is can be read in one of his posts.

© Kevin C. Cox/GI

Recommendations of the Month

💡 We've brought you two recommendations from our team. In the Startup Insider Podcast, Enrico Mellis is a guest. The Principal of the VC firm Lakestar talks about the latest developments in the LegalTech sector, an investment trend in the startup scene. The Profluence newsletter focuses on the current state of the international Athlete Angel scene. Exciting insights into syndicates, funds, and investments by professional athletes. 💡

Athlete Profiles

In the month of August, we focused on three German heroes from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Below are the profiles of Thomas Müller, André Schürrle, and Toni Kroos.

Thomas Müller

Age: 33

Sports: Soccer ⚽️

Club: FC Bayern Munich

Location: Munich

Ventures: -

Investments: > 3, z.B. Greenforce, Organic Garden, SmapOne

Interests: Sustainability, Tech

André Schürrle

Age: 32

Sports: Soccer ⚽️

Club: Karriereende

Location: Berlin, Germany

Ventures: Bivus GmbH, Joanda Invest UG, hearty things

Investments: >3, z.B. Sorare, Dance, Sanity Group

Interests: Trends

Toni Kroos

Age: 33

Sports: Soccer ⚽️

Club: Real Madrid

Location: Madrid, Spain

Ventures: -

Investments: >2 , z.B. Duke, HMNC Brain Health

Interests: tbd.


That's it, the second edition of Monthly Recap. From interesting news in the world of Athlete Angels to media recommendations and profiles of successful athletes turned entrepreneurs, we had it all. We hope we could provide you with a comprehensive overview of the past month. Feel free to check back at the end of the upcoming month for the next recap. 🚀

FYI: All athletes who have difficulties understanding the mentioned terms can access our lexicon in the Athlete Angel Academy.

References: LinkedIn,, Startup Insider, Profluence, Handelsregister, North Data, Crunchbase

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