Locobuddy Mobile Technology Pvt. Ltd, which runs sports and fitness discovery portal Sportobuddy, receives $1.5 million from the former IPL team owner Mehul Shah.
The Mumbai-based startup will use raised fund to push the brand in the digital space, reach out to its expanding user-base in the field of sports and technology.
Sportobuddy, which was founded by Sandeep Madhavan and Sunil Kukadia in August 2015. The startup emerged as a disruptive online portal and mobile app that integrated sports with technology to deliver a holistic sporting experience using location intelligence.
Through Sportobuddy, a user can discover, book, play and connect with fellow players in a manner sans any hassles. One can now map a universe of Gyms, Yoga and Zumba studios, adrenaline pumping adventure sports like rafting, para-sailing & trekking, a widespread of courts & turfs and professional coaching services. Also, a user can measure one’s own performances, interact with fellow-players, host tournaments and compete with others, all at the touch of a finger-tip.
Sandeep Madhavan, co-founder, Sportobuddy said, “We all have a united vision to develop the sporting landscape of India. The funding will be mobilized towards our key communication strategies and garner growth for the evolving network of partners across the nation. We are overwhelmed with a power-packed response by sports fraternity, indicating a promising maiden innings of our venture and look forward to a fruitful endeavor inclined towards the organization of sports sector of India.”
An ever-evolving sporting landscape where ideas are seamless and opportunities are waiting to be discovered served as the perfect setting for entrepreneurs Mehul Shah, Sunil Kukadia and Sandeep Madhavan to step in and change the game. The trio very quickly realised that sport in the amateur community didn’t just generate widespread leisurely interest, but reflected an incumbent way of life. Created with a vision to facilitate a healthier, and more active lifestyle for the urban Indian – today, this path-breaking platform developed on a marketplace model, aids amateurs and enthusiasts alike, to discover, book, play and connect with fellow players in a manner sans any hassles.
The portal also engages those looking to map a universe of Gyms, Yoga & Zumba studios, adrenaline pumping adventure sports like rafting, para-sailing & trekking, and professional coaching services. All of which, makes for a robust and cutting-edge user experience.