New Delhi based sports tech startup, Play Your Sport has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding led by Ashish Gupta, the ex co-founder of E-valueserve.
Play Your Sport is a location based mobile application that helps you to join and scout like-minded users to book sports and fitness activities in nearby locations. The sports venture aims to bring together coaches, trainers, sports enthusiasts, and working professional to rediscover their youth and engage themselves in their desired game. With the vision of making sports and fitness a reality for everybody, Play Your Sport is on a mission to put India among the fast-growing global sports industry.
The company will principally use the funding to expand its team and strengthen their platform on the technology front. To increase their footprint across the nation, the company plans to hire about 50 personnel across functions in the next six months.
Supriya Mamgain, the CEO and Founder of Play Your Sport expresses her views on the vision for the company and says that,
We are looking forward to the next stage of growth for the company. We would be expanding our team and enhancing our technology. The vision for the upcoming years is to build a valuable sports technology company with a purpose to redefine the sports culture in India.
The sports venture is currently being used by more than 1,000 sports facilities across sports such as cricket, football, basketball, badminton and many more. It is focused on running acquisition/retention campaigns and managing user memberships by streamlining the operations for each game featured on their platform.
Mr. Gupta, the investor in the company is also an avid yoga practitioner who likes to support entrepreneurs with a sense of purpose and vision to do better for the community. He expresses his views on the team saying that,
Found this team, Supriya and Varoon very diligent and capable entrepreneurs who are committed to their purpose of redefining the sports culture in India.
The BW Accelerate Alum, Play Your Sport was founded by two sport fanatics, Supriya Mamgain and Varoon Kapoor, who wanted to change the way Indian’s perceive sports and the necessity of good sports infrastructure and its availability. They believe that sports person inside a person never dies(no matter how old you are), you just quit because of the lack of convenient options. If the unorganized chaos is turned around into an organized practice, it could lead to the growth of sports culture in the country and lead to the formation of little leagues to bring the athletes together.