The company will use the funds to achieve better product-market fit and build and retain our core team
PlayCKC Interactive Private raised $200,000 in seed round led by Freeflow Venture Builders. Investors include HNIs like Sanjay Nagi and Sharan Parikh.
The company will use the funds to achieve better product-market fit and build and retain our core team.
Swapnil Manish, Co-Founder and CEO, said, “The first round of investors is the most special batch as they show their confidence in a startup’s belief at a very early stage. It is such a pleasure to welcome FreeFlow Ventures and all the other co-investors. to this “band of believers”. We will use the funds to achieve better product-market fit and build and retain our core team.”
Currently, it has over 50,000 players, attracting everyday sports fans who are looking for relevant gameplay.
Founded by Swapnil Manish, Anuradha Sinha and Sanket Khemuka, PlayCKC was selected in the first cohort of sports tech by India Accelerator and JSW Sports.
Aaquib Hussain, founding partner of Freeflow Venture Builders, PlayCKC’s lead investor, said, “At a time when immersions are key to conversions and platform experience is key to stickiness, PlayCKC is the closest bet to the continued experience of players in the most future proof possible.Our founders and culture bets are a manifestation of our achieved clarity with their cumulative vision, execution and abilities.
Mona Singh, co-founder of India Accelerator, also said in a statement that “To promote the technology in the Indian sports ecosystem, we partnered with JSW Sports last year and identified PlayCKC as a gaming startup. new-era sportspeople in our sports tech cohort. We recognize the need for responsible gaming businesses in the ever-emerging sports gaming industry. PlayCKC aligns perfectly with its mission to deliver fan engagement that s ‘aligns with the actual behavior of sports fans’.
India’s online gaming market is expected to reach over $7 billion in 2026. Innovations in sports games promise to make the space exponentially exciting for sports fans. With technology and gameplay focused on creating live engagement for everyday sports fans, PlayCKC is here to disrupt the space.