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Hudl Raises ₹7 Crore to Expand Sports Tech Platform in India

Hudle, a sports technology platform, has secured nearly $840,000 in a pre-Series A funding round led by Inflection Point Ventures (IPV).


Founded with the goal of making sports a cornerstone of preventive healthcare in India, Hudle connects users with local sports venues, facilitates activity booking, and fosters a community among sports enthusiasts. The startup aims to integrate active sports into the lifestyles of 100 million Indians, with projections indicating Indians will spend $98 billion annually on fitness and wellness by 2025. Cricket star Ajinkya Rahane serves as Hudle's brand ambassador.

Hudle boasts over 100,000 monthly games played across more than 1,300 venues in 60 Indian cities, engaging a community exceeding 500,000 players. The company reports a six-fold increase in business over the past two years.


Suhail Narain, Hudle's Founder and CEO, expressed his enthusiasm about the funding and the company's mission: "Our business has grown more than 6x over the last 2 years...It is heartening to be supported by partners like IPV and Sky Impact Capital in this journey."


Vinay Bansal, Founder & CEO of Inflection Point Ventures, highlighted Hudle's omnichannel approach and innovation as key factors in their continued support. He cited the company's SaaS solution for sports clubs and the Hudle All Access Pass for players as unique offerings.


Aakash Sachdev, Founder & Managing Partner of Sky Impact Capital, echoed the positive sentiment. He emphasized Hudle's potential to become the premier destination for Indian sports enthusiasts, citing their strategic partnerships and the vast market opportunity in India's fitness and wellness sector.sWith this fresh infusion of capital, Hudle plans to broaden its footprint in India, refine its service offerings, and ramp up marketing efforts.

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