Sports engagement platform Rooter, which connects sports fans and engages them during live sporting events, on Monday announced it has received angel funding for an undisclosed amount led by Bollywood actor Boman Irani, and enabled by Kwan Entertainment. The round also saw participation from Dhruv Chitgopekar, who is a partner at Kwan Entertainment, and Prantik Dasgupta.
The funds secured will be used to strengthen the technology team at Rooter as well as create strategic partnerships with various sports platforms, teams, fan clubs and associations, it said in a statement here. “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,” Piyush, founder and CEO of Rooter, said. The investment in Rooter is also the first time that Irani has invested in the growing start-up landscape.