Sportskeeda

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Sportskeeda
Founded 2009
Owner Absolute Sports Pvt. Ltd
Website sportskeeda.com

Sportskeeda is an all-sports website, with multinational audience and writers. Users engage on the website; read, write and post comments, while interacting with like-minded fans from all over the globe. .[1]

The site covers mainstream sports like Football, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Formula 1, Badminton, pro-wrestling, MMA and boxing, as well as niche ones like kabaddi, squash, etc.

History[edit]

Sportskeeda was co-founded by its current Chief Executive Officer Porush Jain and Srinivas Rowjee Cuddapah who angel invested in it. The name of the website is derived from a colloquial Hindi term that is the sporting equivalent of the word ‘bookworm’; ‘Sportskeeda’ translates into sports worm, or sports lover, in English.

The site was created in 2009 by Jain in association with his fellow sports fanatic Anshu Prasad.[2] It was initially run from the office of Jain’s father in Noida, but moved its operations to Bangalore in 2011.[3]

The company is owned and maintained by Absolute Sports Private Limited,[4] a company incorporated on 10 June 2010.[5]

Funding[edit]

Sportskeeda is backed by venture capital funding. Seedfund, an organization that backs early-stage ventures, had invested $600,000 into Sportskeeda [3] in 2011. The revenue patterns of Sportskeeda have not been disclosed to the public yet.

Content and contributors[edit]

Sportskeeda’s content is procured from a variety of sources; the site accepts and publishes articles contributed by its community of voluntary writers.[6] An article can be contributed by any user who registers on the site. It boasts of having a pool of over 4000 such writers.

The site claims to publish around 100 articles every day,[7] which are primarily made up of match previews/reviews, satires, tributes, open letters, news, videos, Top 5 / Top 10 articles, and analysis.[8]

Mobile App[edit]

The latest version of the Sportskeeda Android app was launched in June 2015, marking the organization’s first full-fledged entry in mobile. Though the site has been in operation since 2009, the fully functional Sportskeeda app has only now found a prominent place on the Google Play Store.

The app requires Android 4.03 version or higher.[9]

Reach[edit]

Sportskeeda has a global Alexa traffic rank of 2803 as of May 2016. [10] The site gets a significant portion of its traffic from Facebook, and has a widespread social media presence.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  2. ^ TNN Dec 23, 2009, 12.16pm IST (2009-12-23). "SportsKeeda – The place to be for the fans of Indian Sports". Times Of India. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  3. ^ a b N. Ramakrishnan (2012-09-23). "A social way of covering sports". Business Line. The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Absolute Sports Pvt Ltd". VCcircle.com. 
  5. ^ "Absolute Sports Private Limited". Corporatedir.com. 
  6. ^ "Industry moves: Urban Ladder, AppStudioz and Sportskeeda". Medianama.com. 
  7. ^ "Agnel Jude Bankien joins Sportskeeda as VP, sales and marketing > afaqs! news & features". Afaqs.com. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  8. ^ a b "Sportskeeda Social Media Review". Simplify360.com. 
  9. ^ "Sportskeeda Live app on Google Play". Play.Google.com. Google. 
  10. ^ "Sportskeeda.com Site Info". Alexa.com. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 

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