ZenSports

Isn’t it about time that there was a beautiful mobile app for sports?

The ZenSports team is obsessed about one thing -- creating a delightful experience for finding and connecting with others to play sports. We know first hand the pain points that players go through in trying to find who is available in their area to play with, or which leagues and tournaments are happening. We also understand that you want to be able to broadcast yourself from your matches, see how your friends are doing in their competitions, track all of your stats, and compare yourself to others locally and worldwide.

That’s why we’ve developed the most beautiful and delightful mobile app experience specifically tailored to sports. Most other sports technologies and websites look like they were developed in 1995. Not ZenSports. Our team has a combined 15 years of sports and technology experience. So not only do we understand how sports work, we also understand how to build beautiful technology products.

We’re passionate about sports and passionate about you.



Meet the Team

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Co-Founder & CEO

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with experience founding tech startups and other businesses. Most recently, he was the Co-Founder & CEO of Reesio, a VC and angel-backed startup within real estate technology that was acquired by Realtor.com in September 2015. Mark also founded a recruiting agency called Thomas Executive Resources that was acquired in 2008, and he has owned a real estate investment company since 2004 called Mark Thomas Realty Holdings.

Mark has been playing pool since 2008 and loves to play even with other players that are 3 times his rating level. After all, how else are you going to get better? Prior to being a pool player, Mark bowled for 25 years, and has bowled a 300 game, two 299 games, and several other games in the 290's. Mark is also an avid sports fan in general, originally hails from Wisconsin, and is a die-hard Packers, Brewers, and Bucks fan.


Etan Mizrahi-Shalom

Etan Mizrahi-Shalom

Co-Founder & CTO

Etan handles all of ZenSports' Android and iOS front-end development, as well as the app's back-end development. Before joining ZenSports, Etan had designed and run a handicap system based on the ELO system, which he used for pool tournaments all over the Bay area. While doing so, he built and maintained a full stack application used to calculate players' handicaps and a website in which players could look up just about any possible statistic they could ever wish for.

Growing up, Etan was always a sports fan. At one time he was able to name the starting lineup for every team in MLB as well as even some of their top minor league prospects. He was an avid soccer player from grade school through high school, and currently keeps his competitiveness going through pool, where he is one of the better players in the Bay Area.



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