Co-Founders, Ryan and Jonah, graduated from the University of Missouri, where they became great friends. Ryan studied business and sports management and Jonah studied economics. They've always had business like minds from both holding leadership positions in several organizations to buying a vending machine for placement in a fraternity.
Ryan called Jonah after graduating with the idea of starting a sports brand. They knew with all the competition and big players in the industry, they'd have to find a unique way to seperate themselves. After extensively researching, they developed and patented holographic sports balls. Ryan and Jonah got to work by ordering their first 100 balls, exhibiting at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, and renting out an official office space in Chicago.
HoloGear hired their first two full-time employees after shipping to over 20,000 customers in their first year of business. In February of 2020, HoloGear sponsored their first major sports event in Miami, Florida called the Boom Cups Celebrity All Star Basketball Game. The HoloGear Basketball was used throughout the event and featured celebrities like Swae Lee and Floyd Mayweather.
HoloGear officially completed their inaugural year of business, grossing over $1.6 million dollars in sales with six full-time employees! Growing quickly, the HoloGear team released the patent-pending HoloGear Football, Soccer Ball, and HoloGlasses. This was a big milestone for HoloGear as the HoloGlasses have effectively solved playing sports at night!
The "HoloGear" trademark was secured, protecting the storied brand name that they have been building for over a year now. HoloGear received their first major retail placement order from Scheels, released the HoloGear Arm Sleeves, and expanded their office space to over 5,000 sq ft. in Chicago, IL.
Ryan and Jonah officially hired their 10th employee in preparation for the biggest e-commerce, holiday shopping season in history. They also released their HoloGear Jackets and Hoodies for the winter season, which are all made in-house at HoloGear's headquarters. Prepared for a huge Quarter 4, the HoloGear team is extremely motivated and optimistic for what lies ahead.