Playo

  • Bangalore, India
  • HealthcareHealth & Wellness, Sports, Marketplace, Consumer Internet, Online Aggregator

A one-stop sports platform for urban adults focusing on building micro-communities and enabling services.

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Steady Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Meet Playo, the new player in town that's taking the game global | YourStory

Jan 07, 2019

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Google Play Releases 'Best of 2018' | Gadgets 360

Dec 03, 2018

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Rally of a Different Kind | Economic Times

May 11, 2017

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Now, an app to let you plan games | The Hindu

Feb 15, 2017

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Don;t be a dull boy, Jack | The Indian Express

Feb 10, 2017

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8 must-have apps for sports lovers | Mint

Jan 11, 2017

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When ‘gym’boree gets gameful | The Asian Age

Jan 03, 2017

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Playo mulls international expansion | Deccan Herald

Jan 01, 2017

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Tech in Asia Coverage | Tech in Asia

Nov 24, 2015

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A Shot at Sports | The Hindu

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Product Hunt Profile | Product Hunt

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Product Development

Started product development after initial market research and feedback

Jan

2015

Launched

Released our user app on Android Store

May

New Product Release

Launched our iOS and Windows native apps

Aug

Customer

20,000 installs

Mar

2016

Funding

Raised angel funding of Rs. 2 cr

Jun

Customer

150,000 installs

Mar

2017

Funding

Raised Rs. 4.5 cr seed funding

Dec

Customer

450,000 installs

Mar

2018

Media Coverage

Google Best of 2018 Apps Award

Dec

Customer

950,000 installs

Mar

2019

Media Coverage

World Football Summit Finalist, Malaysia

Apr

Media Coverage

Burd Fit Tech Summit Finalist, Munich

Jun

Jobs


Team Summary

Currently a 26-member team. The 5 founders have diversified & rich experience in technology, sales, business strategy & investment banking from CISCO, Nomura, Unitus, Goldman Sachs & Adidas; alumni of St. Stephen's Delhi and IIM Bangalore

Team

Founding Team

Ex Investment banker with over 15 years of experience in M&A & private equity/VC funding at Nomura, Unitus & SBI Caps. MBA from IIM Bangalore, MSC in Operations Research and BSC (Hons) in Maths from St. Stephen's College, Delhi

WORK

Playo (2014 - present)
CEO

Unitus Capital (2010 - 2014)
Director

Nomura (2006 - 2009)
Associate

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
MBA • 2003 - 2005

St. Stephen's College
MSc • 2001 - 2003

St. Stephen's College
BSc (Hons) • 1998 - 2001

Amit Roushan


Co-Founder, CPO

Over 7 years of experience in product development and software development at CISCO. Full Stack development skills with a deep understanding of Native App development. BTech (Information Science) from SJCE

Daanish Suhail

Daanish Suhail


Co-Founder, CMO

Ex CISCO/NDS with over 7 years of experience. Avid social media and digital marketeer with a flair for growth hacking. BTech (Information Science) from SJCE Mysore.

Karthik Igoor

Karthik Igoor


Co-Founder, COO

Ex VMWare and Goldman Sachs with over 7 years of experience in project management. Loves hustling on business development and pre-sales initiatives. BTech (Information Science) from SJCE Mysore

Umashankar Nagaraj

Umashankar Nagaraj


Co-Founder, CTO

Over 7 years of experience in database and network security at CISCO. Full stack development skills and a strong inclination for data and analytics. BTech (Information Science) from SJCE Mysore

Product/Service Summary

Playo builds micro communities through sports by helping adults participate in sports and empowering them to make new playpals, organize playgroups, share information/experiences and discover sporting venues/activities.

Product/Service Descriptions