Muthaiah Thiagarajan& Raghuraman Rajagopalan
Two former Microsoft employees, Muthaiah Thiagarajan & Raghuraman Rajagopalan - for the love of sport and technology started Sporfy,a unique platform evolved from the personal experience of co-founders, to provide sports enthusiasts and organizers a feel of international tournaments.
Interestingly, the ideation of the platform began on a Sunday afternoon at Nagarjuna, Koramangala Bangalore, where the co-founders went for lunch and discussed about the tournament they had just played. During the tournaments, they noticed that the events were completely disorganized and cumbersome. As techies, they felt a need to develop a solution that integrates the entire experience into a single platform. That was the start!
In April 2017, the duo took the entrepreneurial plunge, quit their high-paying jobs and started addressing all the pain points related to Sport, Fun & Fitness from scratch. The company started its product journey with Cricket since the co-founders knew the
"In the coming days,Sporfy is going to transform into a sports, fun & fitness booking and end to end Software as a Service company"
A lot more than a Scoring Platform
Incubated in KPR Engineering College, Coimbatore, the co-founders alongside three interns started working on developing the product, Sporfy, which took them close to a year and was officially launched worldwide on 7th September 2018. The platform is now available on Web and Android. iOS is expected soon. In a short span of time, Sporfy has received stunning responses, where it has more than 30 listings for booking, 7000+ users, 600+ teams, and has executed 30 tournaments with more than 800+ matches in Bangalore & Coimbatore. Today, the platform covers more than 36 categories in Sport, Fun, and Fitness, including Cricket, Football, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Zumba, Yoga and more.
He further adds “The detailed stats feature shows the cream players, who are in the top of their games & tournaments. This over a period of time brings complete transparency into the sports ecosystem, as amateur player gets visibility.”
The Future of Sports-tech
Based in Coimbatore & Bangalore, the company has a team of 25, who are passionate about sports and technology. In the coming days, Sporfy is going to transform into a sports fun and fitness booking and end to end Software as a Service company. “Today, we have solved the Cricket puzzle at the grass root level, and soon we’ll have a complete solution for football, badminton and tennis plus other sports avers Muthu.
Optimistic about the future of Sporfy, Raghu concludes “The way we are heading, we want to help build a digital ecosystem for Sport, Fun & Fitness covering tournaments, coaching classes,courses, memberships, corporate offerings, and get into offline to take the business to a whole new level.”