Rooter raises angel funding led by Boman Irani

By : |October 17, 2016 0

Social platform, Rooter that connects sports fans and engages them during live sporting events, has announced the successful completion of a part of its angel investment round.

Enabled by Kwan Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the round was led by versatile Bollywood star Boman Irani and saw participation from Dhruv Chitgopekar (Partner – Kwan Entertainment) and Prantik Dasgupta (Corporate Professional and avid sports enthusiast) as well.

CIOLRooter, social platform for sports fans raises angel funding led by Boman Irani

Rooter, available for both Android and Apple’s iOS devices, offers a chance for sports fans to connect with one another across real and virtual worlds.

With its focus on smart technology, Rooter takes sporting interactions beyond generic social media platforms by allowing fans to connect through pre-match quizzes and chat forums, unique Live match prediction games, and post-match interactions in order to share their insights, predictions, analysis and opinions of the game.

“I am proud to be part of the world’s first platform that connects sports fans and engages them in discussing, predicting, quiz and even meet offline during the world’s most exciting sporting events. With Rooter’s unique approach, like-minded sporting buddies around the world are now one,” said Boman Irani.

Rooter was formed by two sports enthusiasts who decided to bridge the gap in the sports fan engagement market through a unique tech product. Piyush, Founder & CEO, and Soham Sinha, Co-founder & CTO, have built the product over the past 6-8 months along with a dedicated and passionate tech and content team.

Speaking on the investment, Piyush, Founder & CEO, Rooter, said, “Rooter is based on the inherent need of sports fans to connect and interact with one another across the real and the digital worlds. The idea behind Rooter was unique and interesting, which is why we have been able to raise funds from investors such as Boman, Dhruv, and Prantik. This comes as a major shot in the arm for us, and encourages us to push on and use technology to make the sports consumption experience even better and more enjoyable.”

The funds secured will be used to strengthen the technology team at Rooter as well as to create strategic partnerships with various sports platforms, teams, fan clubs and associations.

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