May 5 2013: news.prlog.org
Playgroundonline.com is excited to announce the launch of Brunswick products, an iconic American pool table brand that provides very wide variety of pool tables and accessories catering to home and commercial lines.
Dec 21 2012: NextBigWhat
PlaygroundOnline and B2B company, Sportsnest have merged and the combined entity has raised funding from Blume Ventures.
Dec 21 2012: VcCircle
The idea of merger came from the owners of the companies and the next tranche of funding will be put in after 3-4 months.
Jan 31 2011: Dataquest Survey
Playgroundonline.com among the 20 hottest e-commerce startups according to a study conducted by Dataquest
Jan 31 2011: Top 3 in user experience
Playgroundonline is among the top 3 sites w.r.t user experience out of the top 20 e-commerce startups list
Jun 14 2010: Indian Express, Midday, Hindu Metroplus, Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi
Playgroundonline brings FIFA Merchandise to soccer fans – coverages in New Indian Express – Expresso, Midday, Hindu Metroplus, Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi
Jun 11 2010: Business Standard
Playgroundonline is a unique sports retailing company. For the first time in India, branded products, specialised content and services related to sports and fitness have been being brought under one online platform.
Apr 18 2010: Economic Times
The hit sports site Playgroundonline gets much higher hits and a higher percentage of that is converted into sales during the summer months. RK Kalluri, one of the co-founders, says that it is during this time that they introduce new products.
Mar 21 2010: NDTV
Playgroundonline was reviewed by NDTV Gadget Guru on 21 March, 2010
Feb 13 2010: Economic Times
Playgroundonline aims to bring top-class sporting equipment right to the doorsteps of small-town buyers.Playgroundonline offers sports equipment—amateur and professional—at the click of a mouse.Being a web-based company also enables Playgroundonline to offer discounts of up to 20%—which ordinary showrooms only offer during end-of-season sales. It also makes the site that much more affordable to people with smaller budgets.
Nov 1 2009: The SmartTechie
With Internet users in India soaring to 50 million, retail on Internet is witnessing very positive growth trends. Witnessing the trend The SmartTechie announces the prestigious "Top 25 Most Promising E-Commerce Companies". This merit roll is an annual listing of the top 25 Most Promising E-Commerce companies in India. The jury consisting of accomplished CEOs, CIOs, Venture Capitalists, and analysts including the SmartTechie Editorial team worked hard to decide on top 25 companies from over 140 nominations received. Full story
Nov 1 2009: Intelligent Entrepreneur Nov Issue
Sports goods and apparel retailers can carve their own niche in this segment, too. For Ramakrishna RK Kalluri, founder of playgroundonline.com, the sports industry presented a lucrative opportunity to distinguish himself from his counterparts. And he did so via a specialized online store..........
Aug 9 2009: Playgroundonline.com partners with Kingfisher Corporate5 Football Tournament
is the equipment partner for the 9th edition of India’s biggest corporate football tournament conducted across 7 cities – Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. This is managed and organized by SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. This is a premier tournament in Corporate 5-side football having representation from corporates from leading IT, BPO, Financial services, Retail, Pharma and other sectors. Soccer talent on display is amazing and it shows the spirit of competitiveness of these companies and this is indeed a celebration of sport. Playgroundonline.com is very happy to be associated with this event in these cities as this brings us the connect with the sports playing fraternity in corporate India.
Jun 26 2009: screenindia.com
Playgroundonline.com, a website that deals exclusively in sports and fitness goods, fan merchandise and collectibles, has entered into an alliance with Hot Muggs to offer limited edition collectors merchandise. The first in the series of collector merchandise includes Kings XI Punjab - with its tagline ‘Born to Win’
Apr 28 2009: Bangalore Mirror
Technology entrepreneurs Ramakrishna Kalluri (RK) and Srinivas Battula - both friends from Class 5 at a Rajahmundry school - knew they would do something different from an early age
Feb 14 2009: Malayala Manorama
Coverage on 14th Feb in Malayala Manorama
Jan 22 2009: DNA, Bangalore
Finding the right gear for your sporting hobby..
Jan 17 2009: Times Of India
Now all sports need can be with a click away
Jan 16 2009: Deccan Chronicle
These two IT professionals had everything going for them, but they wanted more. Enter the Playground
Dec 29 2008: www.thehindubusinessline.com
Playgroundonline ( http://www.playgroundonline.com/index.aspx) is for sports buffs who have no time to run to the store to pick up sporting equipment and accessories. Besides offering the advantage of one being able to order equipment without leaving a chair, the site is a gallery of sports and athletic stuff you can view simply to learn about the latest in the world of fitness. From footwear, books, DVDs, health and fitness equipment and accessories, food supplements and more, the site is a comprehensive online store for the fitness conscious.
Dec 6 2008: Hindu,Bangalore
Playgroundonline.com sports retailing company by R.K. Kalluri and Srini Battula offers branded products from fitness wear and health equipment, medicine, nutrition, online indoor games, publications, a forum for discussion, specialised content and services related to sports and fitness provides product/ information line-up. Consumers can order online, make payments through various channels using a secure infrastructure, and receive the products/services at their doorstep.
Nov 22 2008: Corporate Olympiad
Sports Goods Sponsor
Oct 17 2008: time out bangaluru
They are not the only ones in Bangalore that see Indian sports as an opportunity. Ramakrishna Kalluri and his partner Srini Vattula, based in Koramangala, have started playgroundonline.com, a sports retailing company geared for Indian enthusiasts of sport other than cricket. “There’s a lot online for cricket players, but there’s not much that caters to badminton, tennis, table tennis, kickboxing enthusiasts,” said Kalluri.
Sep 23 2008: indianwebstartups.com
PlayGroundOnline hosts a variety of products related to Sports, Games and Fitness, along with extensive information about the products, brands as well as the Sports.
Sep 22 2008: IndiaPRWire.com
Playgroundonline, India’s first online sports e-commerce store, from the city has been nominated for the coveted TATA NEN Hottest Startups Awards.
Sep 22 2008: septemberthe22nd.blogspot.com
PlaygroundOnline.com is yet another entrant in the Indian e-commerce space. It retails sports related media and equipment. They currently offer books, CDs, equipments, apparel etc. This is probably first of its kind online store in India. I took PGO for a spin and here is my feedback.
Sep 17 2008: TATA NEN Hottest Startups
We are nominated for TATA NEN hottest startups contest
Feb 13 2008: Plugged.in
Playgroundonline.com is a Bangalore-based startup and is bringing the buyers and sellers closer.
Currently, they offer sports apparel, footwear, Books/Videos, Gaming and related products for sports fan in India (free shipping).
Feb 2 2008: bangaloreinc.com
Playgroundonline.com is a niche online marketplace for everything related to sports, sports gear and gaming you name it. The website sports umpteen number of brands like Cosco, Cosco fitness, Playskool, XBox, Sony Playstation etc with prices ranging from a few rupess to 10K plus running to some thousands. The founders brand it as India’s first online sports store, complete and ready to compete with the best. Although, other online e-commerce websites sell wares including sports gear via websites, playgroundonline is exclusive to the needs of sports lovers
Feb 2 2008: Hotfrog.in
Playground seeks to glorify sport by making it accessible and affordable to more and more people across the country. Playground believes that there's a player in every one of us. And the best way to celebrate that is to Go Play.