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Startup that connects sports enthusiasts to events and venues in India secures funding

Sportido helps users discover places to play any sport with like-minded people, explore new sports, participate in events, and find deals on clubs and gyms nearby

By Sainul Abudheen K

(L-R) Sportido Co-founders Akhil R, Neeraj Aggarwala and Vishal Lunia

(L-R) Sportido Co-founders Akhil R, Neeraj Aggarwala and Vishal Lunia

Sportido, a location-based sporting app that connects sports and fitness enthusiasts with other players, venues, and events, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Sumpoorna Group.

Sumpoorna is a holistic investment advisory syndicate that operates across retail verticals retail, andit counts both domestic and foreign institutional investors.

Sportido will use the funds for product development and user acquisition. Currently available in Delhi-NCR, the startup also plans to expand to Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad by the end of 2017, and go international by the end of 2018.

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Founded in August 2015 by Neeraj Aggarwala, Vishal Lunia and Akhil R, the company helps users discover places where they can participate in sports with like-minded people, explore new sports, participate in events, and even find deals on clubs and gyms nearby. Users can book sports venues like courts or grounds, fitness services like gyms and events like treks, marathons or tournaments.

The app utilises the most relevant information customised for each user, and matches are made based on factors like location, preferred activity, network and more. These features make the discovery of fellow players, services and events easier for users, while also making the news feed more engaging.

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Available on iOS and Android phones, the app has clocked over 2,000 downloads so far.

Presently, the app lets users book sports and fitness activities from a base of 150 partnerships and more than 1,200 service providers. Users can also create events and find people for more than 700 sports via the app. One can also find range of services for different sports, including skydiving, skating, swimming, martial arts and  others.

“It is a challenge for sports and fitness enthusiasts to find like-minded people and avenues to play and engage in the activities they love,” said Lunia. “With Sportido, we have created an entire ecosystem where users can not only find players with similar interest and service providers, but also engage with them, book sports and fitness activities/venue/services and participate in related events. Our vision is to help everyone play any sport anywhere.”

Image Credit: Sportido

  • Sportido
    Sportido India They are an App that enables participation in sports and fitness activities by answering what, where, when, how and whom to play with for any sports and fitness activity. Funding: Undisclosed Venture Round Investors: Sumpoorna Group
  • Sumpoorna Group
    Sumpoorna Group India The Sumpoorna Group, born out of a leading insurance broking house, has now grown to General Insurance, Life Insurance, Equities, Commodities and Mutual funds. Funded Startups: Sportido

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